Saturday, June 24, 2017

Resource Enforcement

The Quinault Division of Natural Resources Resource Enforcement Department maintains enforcement patrols and other activities to help

the Quinault Indian Nation protect its natural resources within its forests and fisheries

Mission

To maintain enforcement patrols and other activities to help the Quinault Indian Nation protect its natural resources within its forests and fisheries in its Usual and Accustomed Areas and on the Quinault Indian Nation lands.

Resource Enforcement Officers patrol Quinault Indian Nation lands to protect the public, employees, resources and other assets. By providing a uniformed presence in the field, our patrols help deter crime and other undesirable behavior, ensure compliance with QIN laws and Resource Enforcement Department rules, and assist the public.

Our officers patrol more than 208 thousand acres of QIN managed lands, from vast forested landscapes to remote sites accessible only by off-road vehicles, and in some cases, only by boat. They investigate different types of incidents and crimes, such as theft, trespass, malicious mischief, assault, reckless endangerment, fish and wildlife violations, and other violations.

All QDNR Resource Enforcement Officers are trained and experienced, and have received investigative training from accredited law enforcement academies. In addition to assisting investigations by the various QDNR departments, they oversee wildfire response, derelict sea vessels, recreation, and forest practices. Our Resource Enforcement Officers also frequenlty work with and provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies.

QDNR Resource Enforcement has four programs:

Fisheries Enforcement – Providing enforcement patrols for harvesting activities for all QIN river, beach and ocean fisheries.

Resource Enforcement – Providing enforcement patrols for forest regulated activities of forest harvest, and patrolling beaches for trespassers.

Wildlife Enforcement - Providing enforcement patrols for treaty hunting.

Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) - Responsible for maintaining the electronic vessel monitoring system on fishing vessels participating in the treaty ocean fisheries.

 

For more information please contact the following QDNR team members at 360.276.8215:

Resource Enforcement Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x540

Resource Enforcement Sargent, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x1057

Vessel Monitoring Assistant, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Helpful Resource Enforcement Information Links:

WA State DNR Police Officers

Earth Sharing

Environmental Protection

Indigenous Environmental Network

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Network

Resource Manager