The Natural Resources Department serves the Grand Ronde Tribal membership through responsible stewardship of all natural resources important to the cultural identity, self-sufficiency, and sovereignty of current and future generations.
Fish and Wildlife
The Fish and Wildlife department examines the health of deer and elk herds on the Reservation, and provides better forage and habitat. The department also conducts surveys for Threatened and Endangered species that may occur on the Reservation and any other tribal trust properties.Always looking at ways to improve fish habitat and populations in Reservation streams.
Recreation and Projects
The mission of the Recreation Program is to provide, create, organize and enhance recreational opportunities for the Tribal membership.
Silviculture and Protection
The Silviculture and Protection Program’s mission is to promote the Tribal tradition of being good stewards of all natural resources by protecting and maintaining forest health and productivity for future use.
Timber and Roads
The Timber and Roads Department have two primary missions. The first mission is to plan and implement sustainable timber harvests on the Tribes’ forest and maximize the revenue obtained from the sale of timber while preserving habitat for fish and wildlife and ensuring a healthy forest for future generations. Secondly, the Timber and Roads Department is responsible for managing forest roads for transporting timber to markets, to maintain access for managing the forest, for protecting the forest from fire, and for recreational access by the tribal membership and the public.