Air Quality Program
The Tribal Air Quality Program is a relatively new addition to the Tribal Natural Resources Department. Projects currently underway include the establishment an air quality data stream and a Reservation emissions inventory. These projects will assist the Tribe in identifying and addressing pollution sources that affect the air quality on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation.
Future planned projects include educational outreach initiatives, further analysis of local and regional air pollution sources, and the establishment of an air monitoring program.
The Lac du Flambeau Tribal Energy Program is a relatively new addition to the Tribal Natural Resources Department. Projects to date, and currently underway include the establishment of a baseline of tribal facilities' energy use, energy audits of Tribal facilities, assessments of the potential for renewable energy on the reservation (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and biomass), educational outreach, and Tribal capacity building.
With this information, the Tribal Natural Resources and Planning Departments are developing a Tribal Strategic Energy Plan for energy conservation, and the development of renewable energy on the reservation. The Strategic Energy Plan will assist the Tribe in implementing energy savings measures and renewable energy projects to reduce energy use and spending, promote environmental stewardship by utilizing clean energy sources, and increase Tribal energy independence.
Circle of Flight
Circle of Flight is a specific program designed to increase the number of waterfowl which nest in and around the Powell Marsh Waterfowl Management Area.
Conservation Law Enforcement
The Tribal Conservation Law Enforcement Dept is responsible for enforcing conservation/natural resource laws, codes, and ordinances within boundaries of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation. The Emergency Management program is also included under this department, which plans and prepares for manmade and natural disasters and coordinates the tribe's emergency management services.
Environmental Protection covers a wide variety of environmental issues on the reservation. These include solid waste management and environmental quality issues and projects like underground storage tank inventory and management, solid waste enforcement, indoor air quality, and environmental education are examples of these issues.
Fisheries & Fish Culture
Fisheries and Fish Culture program raises all fish necessary for stocking reservation waters. Since 1960, 577,511,012 walleye fry, 2,979,316 walleye fingerlings, 2,289,714 muskellunge fry, and 125,176 muskellunge fingerings have been raised. Fish population studies involving electro fishing, creel surveys, etc. are conducted regularly under this program.
Response Program (Brownfields)
The Tribal Response Program surveys and inventories contamination risks within the reservation. The program also oversees environmental assessments and cleanups.
Tribal Forestry Program
The forestry program is responsible for managing 44,957 acres of trust lands by conducting timber stand improvement, timber sales, and tree planting.
Tribal Land Management - Realty Services
The roads maintenance program provides services to all tribal and B.I.A. roads within the reservation boundaries to ensure the safety of all pedestrians and vehicles.
Water Resources monitors water quality on the reservation; conducts fish flesh studies, encourages responsible lakeshore development, and manages reservation wetland resources.
Water and Sewer
The tribe's water and sewer department strives to provide quality, uninterrupted service that meets or exceeds all Federal safe drinking water standards. The department also conducts utility maintenance and operations pertaining to water and sewer facilities and treats all wastewater generated by the community.
Wildlife Management conducts population estimates of deer, grouse, hare, bear, waterfowl, osprey, eagle, and various furbearers are conducted.