Effective immediately, the Tribe will be instituting a closure of the Tribal Forest for all areas where the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is at Level II or higher. This closure is necessary to protect the Tribal Forest from the risk of loss due to wildfire.
IFPL’s are updated throughout fire season by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and the Coos Fire Protection Association (CFPA), which are responsible for protecting the Tribal Forest from wildfire. ODF and CFPA monitor fuel moisture levels as well as weather trends throughout fire season, and adjust the IFPL’s accordingly. Note that all seven of the Tribal Forest tracts are currently at IFPL II or higher, which means that all areas of the Tribal Forest are currently closed. The table below shows the current IFPL and closure status for each tract on the Tribal Forest.
|Tribal Forest Area||Fire Protection Zone||Current IFPL|
as of 9/13/2021
|Current Closure Status as of 9/13/2021|
|Lake Tract||WT-1||IFPL III||Closed|
|Smith Tract||WT-1||IFPL III||Closed|
|Tioga Tract||CS-2||IFPL III||Closed|
|Macy Tract||CS-1||IFPL II||Closed|
|Umpqua Eden||CS-1||IFPL II||Closed|
|Coos Head||CS-1||IFPL II||Closed|
|Talbot Tract||CS-1||IFPL II||Closed|
Please see the attached closure notice for more details on this closure, as well as information on how to obtain the current IFPL for specific areas on the Tribal Forest. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Colin Beck, Forest Lands Manager
Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?
Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
Flu Vaccines are available. Please fill out the Flu Vaccine Application form to schedule an appointment.
Getting a flu vaccine this fall can reduce your risk of getting flu and help save scarce medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season. Prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses:
Mask Up: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public.
Lather Up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
Sleeve Up: Roll up your sleeve to get a flue shot.
The Tribe welcomes you to the first annual Tribal language ceremony on Saturday, September 11th at 6:00pm. This will be a virtual event hosted through Zoom. Join by clicking the link below, the link will also be posted to the Educations Facebook group page. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.
August 21st: Back to School Party
11:00 am – 2:00pm
August 28th: Back to School Party
11:00 am to 2:00pm.
Please join us for a canoe pull, shinny and lunch will be at 1:00pm for both dates.
In order to make sure there is a gift for your student, please sign up at www.ctclusi.org. Only submitted applications will receive one back to school gift card. When submitting your application, please let us know if you will be attending one of the lunches. Applications will be received from August 1st through August 15th.
Please call the Education Department at 541-888-9577 or 541-888-1315 for any questions and/or to RSPV for the event.
This Tribal language need assessment is based on 2nd (Tribal) language acquisition, supporting the language revitalization of Miluk, Hanis, Sha’yuushtl’a uhl Quuiich, and Chinook Jargon. The intent of this survey is to capture language change, growth, attitudes, emerging new speakers, ways people are using the language, ways the language program can assist and to define the educational needs, materials, and goals of the language community. This survey has broad questions and each response will count towards developing goals. In 5 years, the same or a similar survey will be disseminated to measure language change and growth. This is a voluntary survey and the collective results will be reported however your personal information will remain confidential.
Fill out the survey by clicking the link below. Thank you for your participation
Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians receive EPA approval to administer Clean Water Act programs on reservation and trust lands
Seattle (May 3, 2021) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the request by the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians to assume responsibilities of the Clean Water Act’s water quality standards and certification programs on reservation and trust lands.
With this approval, the CTCLUSI will assume authority over all surface waters within the Reservation and trust Lands. Trust lands include lands located outside of the reservation that are held in trust by the United States for the CTCLUSI. The CTCLUSI reservation and trust lands collectively cover almost 15,000 acres of southwest Oregon.
According to Dan Opalski, Director of EPA’s Water Division in Seattle:
“We are pleased to approve the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, & Siuslaw Indians’ request for Treatment in a Similar Manner as a State. We support their efforts to protect water quality and celebrate this enhancement of our partnership in implementing the Clean Water Act. We look forward to our continued work with the tribes to protect vital resources now and for future generations.”
According to the CTCLUSI tribal Council:
“This Treatment in a Similar Manner as State recognition is an important acknowledgment of tribal sovereignty by the EPA. We are very pleased with this determination. Water is Life! Water is and always has been an important resource for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, & Siuslaw Indians and we are excited that we can now manage the tribe’s waters more directly.”
The CTCLUSI applied to EPA for “Treatment in a Similar Manner to a State” (TAS) for the Clean Water Act section 303(c) water quality standards and the section 401 water quality certification programs on December 17, 2019, and supplemented the application on June 12, 2020.
Specifically, this approval will enable the CTCLUSI to set water quality goals and standards – the regulatory and scientific foundation for protecting water quality – for all water bodies within the CTCLUSI reservation and trust Lands. EPA’s approval does not alter or modify water quality standards outside of the CTCLUSI reservation and trust Lands.
Today’s approval authorizes the CTCLUSI to develop water quality standards for all surface waters within the CTCLUSI reservation and trust Lands and to ensure that CWA-permitted discharges will meet all applicable water quality standards for reservation waters after those standards are reviewed and approved by EPA. The CTCLUSI have previously been granted TAS status for other Clean Water Act sections: section 106 – Water Pollution Protection and section 319 – Nonpoint Source programs, in 2002 and 2003, respectively.
Several federal environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, authorize EPA to treat eligible federally recognized Indian tribes in a similar manner as a state for implementing and managing certain environmental programs. The basic requirements for applying for TAS are that the tribe must be federally recognized; have a governing body to carry out substantial governmental duties and powers; have the appropriate authority; and be capable of administering the functions of the program.
EPA’s approval of the CTCLUSI’s application does not constitute an approval (nor disapproval) of the tribes’ water quality standards. Any water quality standards adopted by a tribe and submitted to EPA for action must satisfy all Clean Water Act and other regulatory requirements, including public participation to ensure an appropriate opportunity for any interested entities to provide input on the proposed water quality standards.
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Mark A. MacIntyre
Senior Public Information Officer
U.S. EPA Region 10
1200 Sixth Ave. Suite 155 MS – 12-D-12
Seattle, WA 98101
Deadline to Apply is May 23, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. PST
The Confederated Tribes’ Education Department is doing everything we can to ensure students have an easier time paying for their education, but we are not the only ones who are thinking of you. The Education Committee works very hard to organize and ensure the availability of our tribal scholarships. These scholarship donations come from many different areas in the community and within the tribe.
The Pepsi Scholarship is a privately funded scholarship. Applicants should look into explaining their role of community service in the tribes.
The Mitsis Scholarship is exclusively funded by the Education Committee. Applicants should write about how our tribal history or knowledge has changed their life in some way.
The last scholarship we offer is the Elders Scholarship, funded by private tribal donations as well as our own tribal elders. Applicants should look into writing about their experience with an elder’s teachings and how it has changed their life.
All of these scholarships are annually awarded and funded. Only CTCLUSI Higher Education Students are awarded these scholarships. We encourage you to apply for all of them!
*original post date: April 7, 2021. Reposted May 4, 2021.
This Shot Clinic has passed and is no longer available.
Age’s 16 and older, Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Coos Bay Fire Department. Drive thru clinic starting point: 350 S. Fifth Street, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Need help making an appointment? Contact Kristy Petrie, CTCLUSI’s Community Health Nurse at (541) 888-7521
CTCLUSI is working with CHW to get Pfizer to our community.