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Tribal Resolution #: 02-98-21 Mutual Agreement: 7/20/00 Cooperative Working Agreement: NRCS 7/20/00 President: Curtis Suttle P.O. Box Whiteriver, AZ 85941
Phone: (928) 338Email:
NRCS District Conservationist Jan B. Pertruzzi P.O. Box 1706 Whiteriver, AZ 85941 Phone: (928) 338-3852; Fax: (928) 338-5424 Cell Phone: 928-205-9113 Email: Jan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribal Resolution #: 03-78, Ordinance: 02-86 Mutual Agreement: 6/19/88 updated 9/13/96 Cooperative Working Agreement: NRCS 7/2/90 updated 6/9/98 Chairman: Regis Andrews P.O. Box 577 Sells, AZ 85634 Phone: (520) 383-2851; Fax: (520) 383-5255 District Conservationist Gilbert Two Two Sells Field Office P.O. Box 577 Sells, AZ 85634 Phone: (520) 383-2851; Fax: (520) 383-3445 Cell Phone: (520) 471-1956 Email: Gilbert.Twotwo@az.usda.gov
klaMaTH TriniTy resourCe ConservaTion DisTriCT
Roby Cook Klamath Trinity Resource Conservation District P.O. Box 650 Hoopa, CA 95546 IDAHO
President: Tony Galloway P.O. Box 306 Fort Hall, ID 83203 Phone: (208) 478-3891 NRCS District Conservationist/Tribal Liaison Kurt Cates Pima Dr., Bldg 7 PO Box 306 Fort Hall, ID 83203 Phone: (208) 478-3778; Fax: (208) 238-8018 Email: Kurt.Cates@id.usda.gov
keeWeenaW bay inDian CoMMuniTy ConservaTion DisTriCT Chairman: Kerri Picciano Natural Resources Committee Old U.S. 41 Baraga, MI 49908 Phone: 906-353-8313 NRCS District Conservationist/Tribal Liaison Bruce Petersen 107 Bear Town Road USDA/NRCS P.O. Box 820 Baraga, MI 49908 Phone: (906) 353-8225; Fax: (906) 353-8231 Voice Com: 9048-7229 Email: Bruce.Petersen@mi.usda.gov
Tribal Resolution #: 057-06-001 October 11, 2005 Mutual Agreement: In the process
Cooperative Working Agreement:
Dawn Kier Agriculture/Wetland Manager White Earth Natural Resources 2209 271st Ave. Unit 2 Mahnomen, MN 56557 Phone: 218-935-2488; Fax: 218-204-0206 Email: email@example.com NRCS – White Earth Tribal Liaison Dustin Jaskin 41004 S. Ice Cracking Rd.
Ponsford, MN 56575 Phone: 218-573-3842 Dustin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribal Resolution #: 1-97, 10/1996 Mutual Agreement: 3/1997 Cooperative Working Agreement: NRCS 5/1997 Chairman: Terry Tatsey Address: P.O. Box 1966 Browning, MT 59417 Phone: (406) 338-2156 Ttatsey@bfcc.org NRCS District Conservationist/Tribal Liaison Bret Bledsoe Browning Field Office P.O. Box 1169 Browning, MT 59417 Phone: (406) 338-3153; Fax: (406) 338-3529 Email: email@example.com
Tribal Resolution #: 96-16B, 1/96 Mutual Agreement: 4/96 Cooperative Working Agreement: NRCS 4/96 Chairman: Alex LaForge, Jr.
PO Box 699 Crow Agency, MT 59022-673 NRCS District Conservationist/Tribal Liaison Jeremy Not Afraid Crow Agency Field Office Tribal Admin. Building P.O. Box 699 Crow Agency, MT 59022-673 Phone: (406) 638-9102; Fax: (406) 638-9101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribal Resolution #: 34-99, 2/99 Mutual Agreement: 1/01 Cooperative Working Agreement: NRCS 3/02 Vice Chairperson: Janice Hawley P.O. Box 333 Harlem, MT 59526 NRCS District Conservationist/Tribal Liaison Terry Wamsley-Buck RR 1, Box 775 Harlem, MT 59526-9705 Phone: (406) 353-8488; Fax: (406) 353-2228 Email: email@example.com
Tribal Resolution #: 95-97A, 12/97 Cooperative Working Agreement: NRCS 6/02
RR1 Box 542 Box Elder, MT 59521-9799 NRCS District Conservationist/Tribal Liaison Tony Prince Rocky Boy Field Office RR 1, Box 542 Box Elder, MT 59521-9799 Phone: (406) 395-4066; Fax: (406) 395- 4382 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org salisH kooTenai Tribal ConservaTion DisTriCT
District Contact: Anita Matt 406-675-2700 Ext 1266
Tribal Resolution #: none MOU: 12/15/54 Cooperative Working Agreement: 9/05/97 Chairman: Rudy Blossom P.O. Box 193 Owyhee, NV 89832 Phone: (775) 757-2001 Fax: (208) 759-3104 Jennifer Eiesle Duck Valley CD P.O Box 219 Owyhee NV 89832 208-759-3100 ext. 218 Eisele.email@example.com NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist/Tribal LiaisonChuck Petersen 555 W. Silver Street, Ste. 101 Elko, NV 89801-2627 Phone: (775) 738-8431 x 118; Fax: (775) 738-7229 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribal Resolution #: CF-11-80, 2/7/80 Mutual Agreement: 5/23/83 updated 5/20/97 Cooperative Working Agreement: NRCS 10/15/90 President: Albert Willie Shiprock S&WCD PO Box 3561 Shiprock, NM 87420 Phone: (505) 326-2472 NRCS District Conservationist Melvin Gurule P.O. Box 3561 Shiprock, NM 87420 Cell Phone: (505) 406-6263; Fax: (505) 368-5733 Email: email@example.com
Tribal Resolution #: 146-96, 6/96 Mutual Agreement: 3/97 President: Richard David Bird Jr.
P.O. Box 462 Fort Yates, ND 58538 Phone: (701) 854-8412 NRCS District Conservationist/Tribal Liaison Dwight Teske Standing Rock Tribal Office USDA/NRCS SR Administrative Service Center Building 1, Room 303 Standing Rock Ave.
P.O. Box 483 Fort Yates, ND 58538-0483 Phone: (701) 854-3775; Fax: (701) 854-7196 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribal Resolution No.03-073, 08/30/2003 Mutual Agreement: 10/03 Cooperative Working Agreement: Being drafted.
Chairman: Louie Dick Jr.
Planning Office Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 73239 Confederated Way P.O. Box 638 Pendleton, OR 97801 NRCS District Conservationist/Tribal Liaison Terry Johnson Mission NRCS Field Office P.O. Box 638 Pendleton, OR 97801 Phone: (541) 966-2325 Email: email@example.com
Tribal Resolution #: 99-151, 10/99 Mutual Agreement: 10/99 President: Ruth Brown P.O. Box H Pine Ridge, SD 57770 Phone: (605) 867-5821 Fax: (605) 867-5806 NRCS District Conservationist/Tribal Liaison Michael Schmidt Oglala Sioux Tribal Office P.O. Box 2024 Pine Ridge, SD 57770-2024 Phone: (605) 867-2149; Fax: (605) 867-5044 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mutual Agreement: 10/03 Chairperson: Dale Smith P.O. Box 111 Nespelem, WA 99115 District Administrator Angie Bales 509-634-2374 P.O. Box 111 Nespelem, WA 99115 NRCS Range Conservationist/Tribal Liaison Martin Bales Colville Indian Agency Nespelem, WA 99155 P.O. Box 111 Phone: (509) 634-2317; Fax: (509) 634-2355 Voice Com: 9019-1785 Email: email@example.com
Tribal Resolution #: none Mutual Agreement: 06/07/1996
Cooperative Working Agreement:
Chairman: Pat Pelky Little Bear Development Ridge View Plaza, Suite 5 P.O. Box 365 Oneida, WI 54155 Phone: (920) 869-4551 NRCS Tribal Liaison Tony Bush 3759 W. Mason Street, Ste. 6 P.O. Box 365 Oneida, WI 54155 Phone: (920) 490-8004; Fax: (920) 490-2450 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WinD river Tribal ConservaTion DisTriCT Vice Chair: Gary Collins 307-851-5964 NRCS Tribal Liaison Steve Poitras APPENDIx E This document is the actual agreement signed between BIA, NRCS and the Farm Service Agency that clarifies each agencies’ roles in coordinating, planning and implementing conservation programs on Indian Lands.
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CONSERVATION
PROGRAMS ON INDIAN LANDSThis Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is made and entered into among the Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and USDA, Farm Service Agency (FSA).
I. PURPOSE The BIA, NRCS, and FSA have common objectives of communication, collaboration, cooperation, and consultation with agricultural producers, Indian landowners, and Indian tribes for managing and conserving natural resources on Indian lands. The parties, therefore, enter into this MOU for the coordination, planning and implementation of USDA conservation programs on Indian lands in an environmentally, culturally and economically sound manner. This MOU identifies the respective Federal responsibilities that must be coordinated. It also recognizes the role of Indians and Indian tribes as landowners, land users, and as sovereign governmental entities with authority and responsibility for the development and administration of natural resource programs on Indian lands. This agreement is made and entered into and between the BIA, NRCS, and FSA to update and replace the May 1988 Agreement.
The parties to this MOU recognize the degree to which the respective agencies are organized and staffed to carry out their trust responsibilities to tribes, which varies from region to region and from tribe to tribe. While this in no way diminishes those trust responsibilities, it is mutually acknowledged that the nature in which this MOU is carried out will be subject to these variables.
Definitions for the purposes of this MOU:
1. BIA means Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs.
2. Conservation District (CD) means a subdivision of a State, tribal, or other unit of government organized pursuant to the applicable State or tribal law for the purpose of natural resources conservation, including plant and cultural resources.
3. Conservation Plan means the written document describing the conservation practice(s) which will be or have been established to conserve natural resources.
4. Conservation System means the combination of conservation practices and resource management for the treatment of soil, water, air, plant, and/or animal resource concerns.
5. FSA means Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.
6. Indian means a person who is a member of an Indian tribe, band, nation, or other group which is recognized as an Indian tribe by the Secretary of the Interior. Such term also includes any member of a Native Village Corporation, Regional Corporation, or Native Group established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602(b)).
7. Indian lands means all lands held in trust or restricted status by the United States for an Indian tribe or individual Indians.
8. Indian tribe means an Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native Village, Regional Corporation, or Village Corporation, as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Act (85 Stat. 688) [43 U.S.C.A 1601 et seq.], which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States under Federal law to Indians because of their status as Indians.
9. IRMP means Integrated Resource Management Plan, which is a document that provides coordination of comprehensive management of the tribes’ natural resources.
10. NRCS means Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.
11. Restricted land or land in restricted status means land to which the title is held by an individual Indian or a tribe and can only be alienated or encumbered by the owner with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior because of limitations contained in the conveyance instrument pursuant to Federal law or because of a Federal law directly imposing such limitations (see 25 CFR 151.2 Definitions).
12. Trust land or land in trust status means land to which title is held in trust by the United States for an individual Indian or a tribe (see 25 CFR 151.2 Definitions).
II. BACKGROUNDBIA administers 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. There are 561 federally recognized tribal governments in the United States. The BIA and other Federal agencies are responsible for consulting with Indian landowners and Indian tribes to develop their trust assets.
This includes leasing and permitting these trust assets, directing agricultural programs, protecting water and land rights, and developing and maintaining infrastructure and economic development.
FSA stabilizes farm income; helps farmers and ranchers conserve land, air, wildlife, and water resources; provides credit to new or disadvantaged farmers and ranchers; and helps farm operations recover from the effects of disaster under a unique system where Federal farm programs are administered locally. This grassroots approach gives farmers a much-needed say in how Federal actions affect their communities and their individual operations.
NRCS provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve natural resources and the environment. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance for implementing national conservation programs and conservation practices on non-Federal, private, and tribal lands in partnership with Conservation Districts and other Federal, tribal, State and local entities.
III. STATEMENT OF MUTUAL BENEFITThe BIA, NRCS, and FSA have common objectives of consulting with Indian landowners and Indian tribes, promoting the best management practices for Indian lands and managing and conserving natural resources.
This agreement is made and entered into by and amongst the
BIA, NRCS, and FSA to:
1. Ensure a clear understanding as to the applicable Federal and tribal laws and regulations and to define the role and responsibilities of the signatory parties.
2. Define those areas of mutual interest and assistance relative to managing and conserving natural resources and the delivery of conservation programs of the Federal Government administered by the NRCS, FSA, and BIA.
3. Effectively utilize the available resources of each signatory such as personnel, time, conservation technology, equipment, office space, and funds which may be made available for the delivery of conservation programs and services on Indian lands.