2012 Tribal Wildlife Grants Project Summaries for Proposals
Request for proposals from Native American Tribes for the FY 2012 Tribal Wildlife Grant has been published in the Federal Register. Deadline for project applications is SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
Download the complete application kit
The USFWS Region I offices consider Indian Tribes and Alaskan Natives one of our most important partners to achieve the mission and priorities of the Fish and Wildlife Service. Tribes manage a significant portion of available wildlife habitat in the United States and here in the Northwest, tribes also have significant off-reservation rights and resources. It is clear that the Tribes of the Northwest have established themselves as reliable natural resources managers and leaders, with an impressive record of success.
Equally, we recognize these lands and rights represent long standing ancestral fishing, gathering and hunting grounds and other places with deep cultural and religious meaning.
It is important to recognize the special relationship that the Service has with Tribal governments. We want to ensure that our employees, managers and the public understand that Tribes are not to be treated as though they are alike, or just another stakeholder.
Tribes are sovereign governments. Each Tribe has its own unique set of needs, concerns, and interests. Our relationship with tribes extends into perpetuity and is grounded on openness and understanding, patience and flexibility, as well as an appreciation and acceptance that there are no linear solutions or cookbook answers.
Specifically, executive, legislative and judicial decisions guide our special government-to-government relationship with Tribes, and define the Service’s trust responsibility to them.
It is the strong belief of the Service that we cannot fully succeed in its mission without the help and support of Native American Tribes and Alaska Natives. Maintaining positive relations always affords us an opportunity to form new relationships and enter into productive partnerships.
With this tone and spirit in mind, we welcome you to explore our Native American Affairs site and review our activities.
Jason Holm: Assistant Regional Director (EA)
Lead Regional Tribal Contact
Tribal Contact: Tribal Wildlife Grants
Miel Corbett: Deputy Assistant Regional Director (EA)
Tribal Contact: Migratory Birds, Law Enforcement
Brent Lawrence: Public Affairs Officer
Tribal Contact: Ecological Services, Endangered Species
Megan Nagel: Public Affairs Officer
Tribal Contact: National Wildlife Refuge System
Amanda Fortin: Public Affairs Officer
Tribal Contact: Fisheries, Social Media
Jane Chorazy: Public Affairs Officer
Tribal Contact: Wildlife & Sports Fish Restoration
Elizabeth Materna: Public Affairs Officer
Tribal Contact: Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office
Doug Zimmer: Public Affairs Officer
Tribal Contact: Washington Fish and Wildlife Office
Meggan Laxalt-Mackey: Public Affairs Officer
Tribal Contact: Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office