Awards and Recognition

The Tribe has received numerous awards and recognition in efforts to protect the environment, such as:

2017The NRD has recently received the Geospatial Information System (GIS) Program of the Year Award
2012Kakagon/Bad River Sloughs designated as a Wetland of International Importance under the Convention on Wetlands (also known as a Ramsar site).
Read more about the Ramsar Sites here (PDF)
2012Kakagon/Bad River Sloughs receiving the Blue Globe Award from the World Wetland Network in January, 2012.
2009Bad River Tribe received the authority of treatment in a manner similar to a state (TAS) for the Clean Water Act Sections 303 (c)/401 for a Water Quality Standards Program
2009Kakagon/Bad River Sloughs named a Wetland GEMTM by the Wisconsin Wetland Association in recognition of the Bad River Tribe’s efforts for conservation & stewardship of this coastal wetland ecosystem.
Read the GEM Fact Sheet here (PDF)
2005The Bad River Tribe was the first tribe in Wisconsin to be granted authority under the Clean Air Act to protect our Nations’ vital air resources as a sovereign partner with the US Environmental Protection Agency
1998Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Coastal Stewardship Award
1997National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Walter B Jones Memorial NOAA Excellence Award for Coastal and Ocean Resource Management
1996 Wisconsin Nature Conservancy Conservation Partnership Award

2021 Environmental Virtual Open House

Due to the covid19 pandemic our bi-annual Open House was fully virtual with presentations from our Mashkiiziibii Natural Resources Department Staff.