The Nvn-nvst-'aa~-ta Habitat & Wildlife Division is based on the Tribal Environmental Plan FY2019-2022 and the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Strategic Plan. This division focuses on research, data collection, traditional knowledge, best available science and partnerships to inform restoration, adaptation and active stewardship, on a landscape level, to land, plants, and wildlife within Taa-laa-waa-dvn (Tolowa aboriginal territory). The goals of this division include the following:
Protect the legal right for Tribal hunting and gathering.
Habitat restoration and adaptation through the gathering of baseline and/or monitoring data on priority species, related habitats, indicators, and human uses.
Increase access to high quality traditional food and utilitarian plants.
Support pollution prevention and/or minimize environmental impacts on Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation properties and Traditional Cultural Properties.
Develop capacity for fuels reduction workforce, prescribed & cultural burning and forest health improvement.