Mashkiiziibii Natural Resources Department

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Mission Statement

To uphold the tribal constitution and to implement the policies and regulations duly adopted and enacted by the Bad River Tribe as they relate to management and protection of the tribal natural resources;

To provide technical assistance to the Bad River Tribe in the protection, conservation, development and management of the natural resources throughout the Bad River Reservation and its treaty fishing waters in Lake Superior, thereby insuring access to traditional pursuits by present and future members of the Tribe;

To facilitate the development of institutions of tribal self-governance to insure the continued sovereignty of the Bad River Tribe in the regulation and management of its natural resources;

To extend the mission to maintain ecosystem integrity, recognizing that all forms of life cannot be sustained long-term in an environment that has been degraded; To use the best available science and affordable technology in efforts to protect the ecosystem and the broader environment;

To infuse traditional tribal values into the daily activities of the Department and manage the natural resources with the respect traditionally given them.

Department Directory

ProgramTitleContactEmailWork CellOffice PhoneDesk Extension
NRDDirectorNaomi Tillisonnrdirector@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-0197715-682-71231561
NRDDeputy DirectorVACANT
NRDAdministrative AssistantMalita SmartDNRrecept@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231550
NRDOutreach CoordinatorBerthea OlbyNRDOutreach@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231589
BrownfieldBrownfield SpecialistAndrew SpychallaBrownfields@badriver-nsn.gov715-685-4440715-682-71231587
EnvironmentalEnvironmental SpecialistJessica StrandEnvironmental@badriver-nsn.gov715-685-8860715-682-71231551
Air QualityAir Quality SpecialistNathan Kilgerairquality@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231555
Air QualityAir Quality TechnicianDaniel Wiggins Jr.Air1@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231553
Climate ChangeClimate Change CoordinatorEric AndrewsClimate@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231562
Geographic Information SystemGIS SpecialistSuzi Smithgspec@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231559
FisheriesFisheries SpecialistJacob Rodmakerfisherypecialist@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231552
Fisheries Hatchery Foreman/ Fisheries TechnicianEd LeosoFishTech@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-5830715-682-71231556
ForestryForestry SpecialistGena AbramsonForester@badriver-nsn.gov715-685-8929715-682-71231563
Conservation EnforcementChief Conservation WardenGerald Whitechiefwarden@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-7822715-682-71231560
Conservation Enforcement Conservation WardenBrad BigboyBRNRWarden@badriver-nsn.gov715-979-1181715-682-71231607
Conservation Enforcement Conservation Warden Stanlee Kmiecik
Private On-site Waste Treatment SystemsPOWTS InspectorEugene Bigboy Jr.powts@badriver-nsn.gov715-685-8727715-682-71231663
RealtyLease AidePatti Bigboylease@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231588
Tribal Historic Preservation Office Tribal Historical Preservation OfficerEdith LeosoTHPO@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-8286715-682-71231662
THPOTHPO Compliance AssistantSamantha RosinTHPOCC@badriver-nsn.gov715-979-1957715-682-71231618
Water ResourcesWater Resources SpecialistMelis Arikwqs@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231566
Water Resources Wetlands SpecialistShea Schachameyerwetlands@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231602
Water Resources Manoomin SpecialistCharles Wigginsmanoomin@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-7123
Water Resources Water Resources Technician/ Lab CoordinatorEd KolodziejskiwrTech@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231565
Water Resources Water Resources TechnicianNick BlanchardWaterTech@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231549
WildlifeWildlifeAbigail FergusWildlife@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231554
Wildlife/Water ResourcesInvasives Species CoordinatorDarrell BurnsInvasives@badriver-nsn.gov715-979-1071715-682-71231558
Education Dept.Indigenous Arts & Sciences CoordinatorLori LemieuxIAS@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231535
Legal Dept, THPOPolicy AnalystLisa WrazidloStaffAttny@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231547

Reflecting the mission statement, the Department strives for resource management which both conserves the natural resources for the future generations and provide for the needs of the present. The departments existence reflects the importance the Bad River Tribe places on its right and ability to exercise sovereignty, self-determination and self-regulation in the area of natural resource management.

Contact – Natural Resources Department

Mailing Address:PO Box 39, Odanah, WI 54861
Physical Address:72682 Maple Street, Odanah, WI 54861
Building Name:Chief Blackbird Center
Department Phone Number:715-682-7123
Department Fax Number: 715-682-7118