Natural Resources

Resighini Rancheria

Natural Resources Department

The Natural Resources Department of the Resighini Rancheria undertakes a wide range of programs and initiatives to protect the cultural and natural resources of our Yurok Ancestral Territory. Through the integration of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and quantitative scientific methodologies, the Resighini Rancheria strives to improve the ecology of our homelands.

View the Resighini Rancheria Annual Water Quality Report

Currently the Natural Resources Department works in the following fields:

  • Managing Tribal Community Drinking Water System
  • Surface Water Monitoring of the Klamath River and local streams
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution Assessment and Management
  • Wetlands Monitoring and Conservation
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Cultural Resource Protection
  • Natural Resource Monitoring and Management
  • Land Management (including Assignments)
  • Emergency Management
Within the Natural Resources Department, these fields are administered through the following Programs:
  • Water Resources
  • GAP (General Assistance Program)
  • Wetlands

Natural Resources Staff

Moonchay Dowd

GAP Manager

Frank Spa-ghe Dowd

Water Resources Manager

Bradford Norman

Wetlands Coordinator