Active Grants in Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

Active Grants in Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

Current Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) Grantees

 

Alaskan Region 

Grantee: Native Village of Ekwok
Project Description: The Native Village of Ekwok wants to create a safe, self-sustaining tribal solid waste program that will ensure a safe, clean, and maintained landfill for their community.  The current landfill practices have shown that it is unsafe, unhealthy, and detrimental for their environment and for their 115 residents. This project will create a safe environment, provide jobs, and promote community involvement.

  • Location: Ekwok, AK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $86,558

 

Eastern Region


Wisconsin  

Grantee: Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Project Description: The Miskwaabekong Seventh Generation project will serve the members of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians whose home is found along the southern shores of Gitchi Gami, Lake Superior, on the northern tip of Wisconsin’s northernmost land, the Bayfield Peninsula. As part of its tradition, the Tribe is instructed to make decisions on behalf of the seven generations yet to come. However, if the Tribe’s on-reservation population continues to grow and residential development continues expand, the need for natural resource protection becomes ever more evident. This project will address issues related to environmental protection via the following objectives: a) develop new and improved existing legal codes to protect natural resources, b) improve permit application process and administration, c) implement a community outreach plan informing tribal members of new regulations, permitting process, and intent of the law to protect the Tribe’s resources.

  • Location: Bayfield, WI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $60,880

Western Region
 

Arizona

Grantee: Yavapai-Apache Nation
Project Description: The Yavapai-Apache Nation will establish legislation, build institutional capacity, and develop the community awareness necessary to effectively protect, conserve, and enhance the Yavapai-Apache Nation's important environmental and natural resources on behalf of current and future generations of the Nation. Due to current, inadequate laws, compliance and enforcement, community awareness and the understanding to effectively protect, conserve, and enhance the natural, environmental resources, this project will help the community to protect its resources that are currently in danger, now and for future generations of the Yavapai-Apache Nation.

  • Location: Camp Verde, Arizona
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
  • Project Period: 09/30/2017 – 09/29/2020
  • FY 2018 Award: $105,942

California

Grantee: Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation, a/k/a Smith River Rancheria
Project Description: The Ocean Balance: Ocean Stewards project will build the Marine Program capacity of the Smith River Rancheria Tribe of Tolowa Dee-ni to assume their role as manager of their marine resources within their ancestral waters in order to improve the health, diversity, and vitality of these important resources for future generations.  They will accomplish through scientific and traditional knowledge data collection of marine resources and habitats to establish a baseline of conditions. This project will create the programmatic framework for on-the ground enforcement and education of marine resources. Smith River Rancheria will develop a Marine Customary Harvest Code, based on traditional stewardship practices and laws, including a culturally-based mediation process to handle offenses to the Code.  The Tribe currently has no enforcement or codified laws regarding marine harvest.

  • Location: Smith River, CA
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2015 - 6/29/2019
  • FY 2016 Award: $217,500

Grantee: Yurok Tribe

Project Description: The Yurok Tribe plans to increase its regulatory capacity to reintroduce and manage prey-go-neesh (California Condor). The project will result in the California Condor’s restoration to Yurok Ancestral Territory and its traditional role and relationship within the Yurok tribal community. This will be achieved through investment in critical infrastructure, training Tribal personnel, and empowerment of the surrounding community with knowledge and understanding of their role in, and capacity for, stewardship. There have not been California condors observed in Northern California or Yurok Ancestral Territory in over a century, and there are currently no condor reintroduction efforts being undertaken in this region.

  • Location: Trinity-Klamath, CA
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $300,000

Oregon

Grantee: Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, & Siuslaw Indians

Project Description: The project goal is to enhance and expand the Tribe’s capacity to effectively manage the 14,742 acres of land included in the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act in accordance with the Tribe’s visions and values. Key activities will focus on inventories and assessments of lands, developing ordinances, and ensure resulting management strategies are in alignment with Tribal members' vision and values. In January 2018, the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act returned 14,742 non-contiguous acres of remote forest lands to the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. The act increased the overall size of the Tribe's land holdings by more than 25 times and the Tribe currently has limited capacity and capability to effectively and efficiently manage the extensive increase in land holdings and resources.

  • Location: Coos Bay, OR
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $299,279

Grantee: Coquille Indian Tribe

Project Description: The project goal is to develop and demonstrate an Indian Trust Asset Management Plan (ITAMP) that exercises the Tribe's sovereignty, embraces the Tribe's stewardship of natural resources, and enhances the Tribe's self-sufficiency. This will be achieved by intensive planning to provide the processes and protocols to allow the Coquille Indian Tribe to develop and deploy forest management practices on their trust lands that are based on the values and visions of the Tribe and their Tribal members.

  • Location: North Bend, OR
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $299,901

Grantee: Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
Project Description: The goal of the Elk Conservation and Restoration Capacity Building and Demonstration Project is to enhance the Tribe's capacity to effectively manage elk populations on Tribal lands in order to ensure Tribal members have access to sustainable populations of Roosevelt elk to meet their ongoing cultural, subsistence, and ceremonial needs for generations to come. Due to organizational capacity restraints, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indian's has been unable to meet goal of managing wildlife populations on Tribal land to provide historical use opportunities, healthy populations, and healthy ecosystems. With this project, Cow Creek will be able to restore traditions that were lost, can continue to empower, and build the community.

  • Location: Roseburg, Oregon
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
  • Project Period: 09/30/2017 – 09/29/2020
  • FY 2018 Award: $157,442

Montana

Grantee: Chippewa Cree Tribe
Project Description: The Chippewa Cree Tribe will centralize all relevant environmental codes into Title XII of the Chippewa Cree Tribal Law and Order Code, enhance the policy and procedures underneath, concurrent or adjacent to said costs; conduct significant public outreach and awareness efforts to involve the community in the reorganization of Title XII, and conduct surface water quality monitoring to enhance the environmental regulatory capacity of the Chippewa Cree Tribe. With this project, the Tribe can overcome the challenges identified for infrastructure, to improve currently conflicting and confusing codes and ordinances, address the lack of community buy-in on enforcement methods; and address the need for surface water monitoring for the community to have clean water.

  • Location: Box Elder, Montana
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
  • Project Period: 09/30/2017 – 09/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $168.840

Washington

Grantee: Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation
Project Description: The Makah Indian Tribe seeks to develop a quantitative evaluation of river otter impacts on the federally threatened Lake Ozette sockeye salmon. This will allow the tribe to identify additional research needs and develop consensus-based management policies among salmon managers, and build the tribe's capacity to recommend and implement management activities. The project will further the tribe's long-term goal of aiding in the recovery of the sockeye salmon for cultural and economic purposes.

  • Location: Neah Bay, Washington
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
  • Project Period: 09/30/2017 – 09/29/2020
  • FY 2018 Award: $194,184

Grantee: Lower Elwha Tribe Community Council
Project Description: The Lower Elwha Tribe Community Council will write three sections of the Tribe's long-term Wildlife Management Plan (WMP) for the Elwha River by the end of 36 months. The WMP will be used by Tribal and State authorities to monitor and manage wildlife populations by updating hunting, management, rights, and safe haven policies. These sections of the WMP will use deer and elk population data collected in a previous ANA funded project as well as cougar population data which will be collected during the first 24 months of the project.

  • Location: Port Angeles, Washington
  • ANA T/TA Region: Western
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
  • Project Period: 09/30/2017 – 09/29/2020
  • FY 2018 Award: $185,876

Wisconsin

Grantee: Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Project Description: This project’s goal aims to create a Tribal Wetland Management Program that will increase both Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) community awareness of wetlands and the Tribe’s ability to manage them effectively. Currently, LCO has no Wetland Management Program and therefore no ability to monitor or regulate this natural resource. There are no practices in place to protect tribal wetlands and preserve the high-quality sites that provide LCO community members with subsistence hunting and gathering of culturally important foods and medicines. Beneficiaries of this project will be the 2,300 LCO community members living on the Reservation who will benefit from an increase in wetlands education and the collection of baseline condition data for the 3,500 acres of tribal wetlands.

  • Location: Bass Lake, WI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $122,365