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 ExtensionFax Number
NRDDirectorNaomi Tillisonnrdirector@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-0197715-682-71231561715-682-7118
NRDDeputy DirectorVACANT
NRDAdministrative AssistantMalita SmartDNRrecept@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231550715-682-7118
NRDOutreach CoordinatorBerthea OlbyNRDOutreach@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231589715-682-7118
BrownfieldBrownfield SpecialistAndrew SpychallaBrownfields@badriver-nsn.gov715-685-4440715-682-71231587715-682-7118
EnvironmentalEnvironmental SpecialistJessica StrandEnvironmental@badriver-nsn.gov715-685-8860715-682-71231551715-682-7118
Air QualityAir Quality SpecialistNathan Kilgerairquality@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231555715-682-7118
Air QualityAir Quality TechnicianDaniel Wiggins Jr.Air1@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231553715-682-7118
Climate ChangeClimate Change CoordinatorEric AndrewsClimate@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231562715-682-7118
Geographic Information SystemGIS SpecialistSuzi Smithgspec@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231559715-682-7118
FisheriesFisheries SpecialistJacob Rodmakerfisherypecialist@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231552715-682-7118
Fisheries Hatchery 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 Enforcement Conservation WardenMegan MihalkoBRWarden@badriver-nsn.gov715-292-1902715-682-71231607715-682-7118
Conservation Enforcement Conservation WardenBrad BigboyBRNRWarden@badriver-nsn.gov715-979-1181715-682-71231607715-682-7118
Conservation Enforcement Conservation Warden Stanlee Kmiecik
Private On-site Waste Treatment SystemsPOWTS 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 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 Resources Wetlands SpecialistShea Schachameyerwetlands@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231602715-682-7118
Water Resources Hatchery/Wetland/Field TechnicianVACANTwetlandstech@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231548715-682-7118
Water Resources Water Resources Technician/ Lab CoordinatorEd KolodziejskiwrTech@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231565715-682-7118
Water Resources Water Resources TechnicianNick BlanchardWaterTech@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231549715-682-7118
WildlifeWildlifeAbigail 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, THPOPolicy AnalystLisa WrazidloStaffAttny@badriver-nsn.gov715-682-71231547715-682-7118

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