Director of Natural Resources - Quileute Indian Nation



Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

The Quileute Natural Resources Director has the overall responsibility of the management of personnel and their activities within the program. The Director ensures that all activities within the program are in accordance with the Quileute Tribal laws, policies, and ordinances. The Director implements and activates a number of programs that are to be performed as outlined under Article II Section 201 of the Scope of Bureau Programs to be performed under the P.L. 638 contract and codes. These programs are to be in accordance with U.S. v. Washington Civil 9213 and are to be operated under the following sections;

A) Operate a Fisheries Management Program (Technical Services Division) in areas both on and off-reservation by administrative and scientific means, using the best biological methodologies for collection of data, analysis of information, coordination with other fisheries agencies, and overall direction of fisheries personnel that shall result in resource stability by use of production strategies and enhancement to the Quileute Tribes’ fisheries resource. These efforts may include such activities as a review of existing resource needs, budgeting, planning, representation of specific tribal interests, providing recommendations for future activities through improved management techniques, habitat protection and restoration, as well as harvest data analysis which shall be used to assist the Quileute Tribal policy members and co-managers in making wise use decisions regarding the harvest of the resources.

B) Operate a Fisheries Enforcement Division to protect the resource and enforce all tribal codes and regulations pertinent to fisheries. The enforcement division will also maintain an enrollment division for the enrollment and registration (I.D. cards) of qualified tribal members as outlined under the Quileute Tribal Constitution and By-Laws. Quileute Fisheries Management operates its overall program basically through the General Administration, Central Management, Policy Services, Division, and Technical Services Division.

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