Natural Resources & Harvesting Committee
The mission of the committee is, "Honoring Our Past; Serving Our Tribal Family; Protecting Our Culture and Independence, and Controlling Our Future Through Stewardship and Conservation of Our Cultural and Natural Resources."
The vision is to protect the cultural and natural resources of the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation and to ensure that the heritage of our people will provide oversight in the management of our natural resources for future generations.
The goals of the committee are:
- To develop principles, tribal laws, plans, and policies by promoting a comprehensive and cultural approach to conservation, enhancement, and management of all our natural resources.
- To establish the Committee as meaningful participants at the policy level.
- To ensure healthy cultural and natural resources to the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Tribal citizens for ceremonial and subsistence purposes.
Description of Services
Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation (TDN), Natural Resources and Harvesting Committee was officially formed and members were sworn into office on December 09, 2011. The Standing Committee Policy establishes the duties and powers of the Committee and ascertains that it is an advisory board to the TDN Tribal Council (which retains the ultimate authority to address these issues).
The role of the committee is to advise and provide recommendation on:
- Annual and seasonal harvesting regulations;
- Conservation and stewardship of the Tribe's cultural resources, natural resources,
- and lands;
- Distribution of information to Tribal citizens and Tribal Council;
- Cultural burning and forest health;
- Habitat restoration and adaptation;
- Access to high quality traditional food and utilitarian plants;
- Protect the legal right for Tribal harvesting;
- Traditional and invasive plant management;
- Plans, policies, and laws pertaining to cultural and natural resources;
- Projects within the ancestral territory;
- Land, air, and water;
- Support pollution prevention and minimize environmental impacts within the ancestral territory;
- Natural and cultural resource issues identified in or by the Tribal community
- Support Tribal projects and initiatives that benefit the greater community.