Natural Resources

The Natural Resources Department (NRD) is tasked with facilitating “the development of institutions of tribal self-governance to ensure the continued sovereignty of the Bad River Tribe in the regulation and management of its natural resources” by enforcing the environmental codes and ordinances passed by the Tribal Council that protect the natural resources of the Reservation for the next seven generations.

Department Directory

ProgramTitleContactEmailWork CellOffice PhoneDesk ExtensionFax Number
NRDDirectorNaomi Tillisonnrdirector@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-0197715-682-71231561715-682-7118
NRDAdministrative AssistantFlorence PowlessDNRrecept@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231550715-682-7118
NRDOutreach CoordinatorBerthea OlbyNRDOutreach@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231589715-682-7118
BrownfieldBrownfields SpecialistMarKatie MealyBrownfields@badriver-nsn.gov715-685-4440715-682-71231587715-682-7118
EnvironmentalEnvironmental SpecialistJessica StrandEnvironmental@badriver-nsn.gov715-685-8860715-682-71231551715-682-7118
Environmental- Air QualityAir Quality SpecialistNathan Kilgerairquality@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231555715-682-7118
Environmental- Air QualityAir Quality TechnicianDaniel Wiggins Jr.Air1@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231553715-682-7118
Environmental- Climate ChangeClimate Change CoordinatorEric AndrewsClimate@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231562715-682-7118
Environmental- GISGIS SpecialistSuzi Smithgspec@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231559715-682-7118
FisheriesFisheries SpecialistJacob Rodmakerfisheryspecialist@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231552715-682-7118
FisheriesHatchery Foreman/ Fisheries TechnicianEd LeosoFishTech@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-5830715-682-71231556715-682-7118
ForestryForestry SpecialistGena AbramsonForester@badriver-nsn.gov715-685-8929715-682-71231563715-682-7118
Conservation EnforcementChief Conservation WardenGerald Whitechiefwarden@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-7822715-682-71231560715-682-7118
Conservation EnforcementConservation WardenMegan MihalkoBRWarden@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-1902715-682-71231607715-682-7118
Conservation EnforcementConservation WardenBrad BigboyBRNRWarden@badriver-nsn.gov715-979-1181715-682-71231607715-682-7118
POWTSPOWTS InspectorEugene Bigboy Jr.powts@badriver-nsn.gov715-685-8727715-682-71231663715-682-7118
RealtyLease AidePatti Bigboylease@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231588715-682-7118
Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO)Tribal Historical Preservation OfficerEdith LeosoTHPO@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-8286715-682-71231662715-682-7118
THPOTHPO Compliance AssistantSamantha RosinTHPOCC@badriver-nsn.gov715-979-1957715-682-71231618715-682-7118
Water ResourcesWater Resources SpecialistMelis Arikwqs@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231566715-682-7118
Water ResourcesWetlands SpecialistShea Schachameyerwetlands@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231602715-682-7118
Water ResourcesHatchery/Wetland/Field TechnicianEd Wigginswetlandstech@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231548715-682-7118
Water ResourcesWater Resources Technician/ Lab CoordinatorEd KolodziejskiwrTech@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231565715-682-7118
Water ResourcesWater Resources TechnicianNick BlanchardWaterTech@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231549715-682-7118
WildlifeWildlife/GIS SpecialistAbigail FergusWildlife@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231554715-682-7118
Wildlife/ Water ResourcesInvasives Species CoordinatorDarrell BurnsInvasives@badriver-nsn.gov715-979-1071715-682-71231558715-682-7118
Education Dept.Indigenous Arts & Sciences CoordinatorLori LemieuxIAS@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231535715-682-7118
Legal Dept./NRD (THPO)Policy AnalystLisa WrazidloStaffAttny@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231547715-682-7118

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