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Natural Resource Department

The Nvn-nvst-'aa~-ta (Natural Resources) mission is to preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of both the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation and the Tolowa aboriginal territory.

The Nvn-nvst-'aa~-ta (Natural Resources) Department is responsible for issues and projects pertaining to the water, wastewater, air, solid waste, watershed, water quality, cultural resources, natural resources, roads, and fire potential of the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation. Our mission is to preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of both the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation and the Tolowa aboriginal territory.

 

  • Water
  • Wastewater
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Air Quality
  • TERC Committee
  • Fish & Game Committee
  • Solid Waste (Including Recycling Activities)
  • Watershed and Water Quality
  • Cultural Resources
  • Natural Resources
  • Road Safety
  • Fire Protection
  • Emergency Response
  • Disaster Protection and Notification

 

Resources available to Tribal members

NR Office Location

400 North Indian Rd
Smith River, Ca. 95567
Phone: 707-487-9255
Fax 707-487-0271

Natural Resources Department Staff

Our positions are primarily funded through grants from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Brad Cass

Natural Resources Director

Office 707-487-9255 ext.1155
Cell 707-218-7504
Fax 707-487-0271
Email bcass@tolowa.com

Ridge McLennan

Water Resource Technician

Office 707-487-9255 ext. 1157
Cell 707-951-9038
Email ridge.mclennan@tolowa.com

Jaytuk Steinruck

Tribal Resource Specialist

Office 707-487-9255 ext. 1153
Email jaytuk.steinruck@tolowa-nsn.gov

Tessa LaFazio

Emergency Services Coordinator

Office 707-487-9255 ext.1150
Cell 707-951-7327
Email tlafazio@tolowa.com

Tisha Lemon

Environmental Protection Technician

Office 707-487-9255 ext.1154
Email tisha.lemon@tolowa.com

Rosa Laucci

Marine Biologist

Office 707-487-9255 ext. 1152
Cell 707-951-3712
Email rosa.laucci@tolowa.com

Don James

Utility Operator lll

Office: 707-487-9255 ext.1151
Cell 707-218-0127
Email djames@tolowa.com

Henry Sanderson

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Office 707-487-9255 ext. 1202
Email henry.sanderson@tolowa.com

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