Resource Protection

The Resource Protection program of the Natural Resources Department works with federal, state, and local jurisdictions to protect treaty natural resources and promote responsible resource management.  Program staff review permit applications for proposed land use actions, such as forest practices applications, road maintenance plans, development projects, and hydropower and flood control proposals.  Through providing technical input, the department helps educate others on habitat requirements for the various treaty resources, and how their actions can help protect and promote recovery of treaty resources.  Staff also encourage and support regulatory changes to improve resource protection.