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Mission Statement

Formally stated, the mission statement of the Bad River Natural Resources Department is:

To uphold the tribal constitution and to implement the policies and regulations duly adopted and enacted by the Bad River Tribe as they relate to management and protection of the tribal natural resources; To provide technical assistance to the Bad River Tribe in the protection, conservation, development and management of the natural resources throughout the Bad River Reservation and its treaty fishing waters in Lake Superior, thereby insuring access to traditional pursuits by present and future members of the Tribe; To facilitate the development of institutions of tribal self-governance to insure the continued sovereignty of the Bad River Tribe in the regulation and management of its natural resources; To extend the mission to maintain ecosystem integrity, recognizing that all forms of life cannot be sustained long-term in an environment that has been degraded; To use the best available science and affordable technology in efforts to protect the ecosystem and the broader environment; To infuse traditional tribal values into the daily activities of the Department and manage the natural resources with the respect traditionally given them.

 

Common Ground is the department's newsletter. The latest edition and the newsletter archive can be accessed by clicking here.

 

Visit the Maps section to view static and interactive webmaps of the Bad River Reservation here.