Tribal Resource Planning and Development

Supporting Regional Tribes

Tribal Resources

Located in the Four Corners region of the U.S., Ecosphere has the unique opportunity to support resource planning for the Navajo Nation, Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, Jicarilla Apache, and many other Indian tribes. Tribal resource planning maintains a special status with additional regulatory processes involving the BIA and BLM in the planning and development of tribal trust resources and lands. Recent services provided by Ecosphere to tribes and tribal trust planning agencies include:

  • Programmatic NEPA support for oil and gas development
  • Vegetation surveys for range management and planning
  • Natural Resource Management Plan preparation and updates
  • Renewable energy project siting
  • Sensitive species surveys
  • Wetlands delineation
  • Creation of wetlands habitat
  • Public outreach