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The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has drafted an Emergency Response Plan utilizing funds through the U.S. Department of Transportation - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The Purpose of this Emergency Response Plan is to facilitate the protection of lives, property, and the environment in major disasters impacting the Bad River Reservation and to coordinate disaster response, damage assessments, and recovery efforts. (Read More)

 

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The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has drafted the Water Quality Certification and
Water Quality Review Code that would apply within the exterior boundaries of the Bad River
Reservation and on select activities upstream of the Bad River Reservation. The Bad River Tribe
is soliciting input from the public on this draft code. (Read More)

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT On July 6, 2011, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians adopted Water Quality Standards (WQS) aligned with the Clean Water Act.  One of the three key components of the WQS is the designated uses that describe the Tribe’s management objectives for Reservation waters.  The wild rice designated use applies to surface waters that support, or have the potential to support, wild rice habitat.  For more information on WQS, (click here).

The Bad River Tribe’s Natural Resources Department developed a map to illustrate the applicability of the antidegradation tiers within the Reservation and to display the waters with the wild rice designated use.   (Map link)

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Web link to map of Tribal road closures:  http://www.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=4b8ddc5570e7405c80fd239613b035b0

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has drafted a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan utilizing funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The goal of this hazard mitigation plan is for the Bad River Band to identify long-term protection for members and tribal resources. Mitigation is defined as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property from hazards and their effects. (Read More)

Learn more about Free & Open Source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping solutions in Indian Country.  Check out this presentation Kim Sundeen (past GIS Specialist with the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians) gave at last year's Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) Conference in Green Bay, WI on Feb. 20th, 2015.