Conservation Enforcement

Warden Hotline


The Warden Hotline provides the tribal membership with the opportunity to confidentially report suspected wildlife, recreational and environmental violations. These violations may include fishing, or hunting out of season, deposit of harmful substances in lakes or rivers or illegal storage or disposal of hazardous waste. All these violations seriously affect the natural resources of our reservation.

Information received on this line will be relayed to a Mashkiiziibii Conservation Warden for investigation. You don’t have to leave your name when reporting a violation. However, it is often helpful to an investigation if a Conservation Warden can follow-up on your report to verify essential facts. If you provide, your identity and any information that may identify you, that information will be protected and kept confidential.

Helpful information when reporting a violation:

  • Who is the violator? Describe the people, including their physical description and clothing
  • What is the violation?
  • Where did this violation take place? (be as specific as possible)
  • When did this occur?
  • If possible, please take pictures, and license plate numbers, anything to help identify the suspects.

If response is needed immediately please feel free to call or email one of the following Wardens (contact information on the NRD Main Page)

ProgramTitleNameEmailWork CellDesk ExtensionOffice Location
Planning Department – Conservation EnforcementChief Conservation WardenBrad Bigboychiefwarden@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-78221560Birch Hill Station
Planning Department – Conservation EnforcementConservation WardenPatrick ConnorsBRNRwarden@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-72561572Birch Hill Station
Planning Department – Conservation EnforcementConservation WardenPierce Madaywarden@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-22341572Birch Hill Station
Planning Department – Conservation EnforcementConservation WardenTim Ojamnrdwarden@badriver-nsn.gov715-979-17771572Birch Hill Station

Warden Questionnaire

(Click for Questionnaire)

NOTICE: The Conservation Enforcement Section is giving the community a chance to ask questions that they may have had and not been answered. Questions can be about trespass, types of land that are within the reservation boundaries, commercial fishing, home use fishing, hunting, and gathering, wolf hunts, ect. The Enforcement section will pool these questions and answer them live on our portion of the Virtual Open House on April 6th from 2:00-3:00pm. We are excited and awaiting all your questions. Please use template to provide questions and you can email us at:

We can also arrange pick up of the sheet if you give us a call:
Brad Bigboy 715-292-7822