The Confederated Tribes have had continuous government of, by, and for the Tribes since Time Immemorial. The Constitution of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians states in part:

    Preamble. “We, the members of the Confederated Tribes … establish our tribal government in order to … Acquire, develop and conserve resources to achieve economic and social self-sufficiency for our tribe” Article 1 Section 2. “The jurisdiction of the Confederated Tribes … shall extend to the fullest extent permitted by law over all lands, waters, property, airspace, minerals, wildlife, and other resources … located within the … reservation, over any tribal land or land held … in trust status, and over any “Indian Country” of the Confederated Tribes as defined by Federal law.”

    The Confederated Tribes has the rights and responsibilities of any government to its people and their resources. To this end, the Department of Natural Resources was established to conserve and manage resources on Tribally-held lands and to work with other governments to influence conservation and management of resources throughout the Tribes’ Ancestral Territory.

    The mission of the Department of Natural Resources is to research, monitor, assess, manage, use, conserve, protect, and restore the natural resources of the Confederated Tribes’ Ancestral Territory, and to protect Tribal archaeological resources. In pursuit of this mission, the Department of Natural Resources has five goals:

    Goal 1 Return of Tribal Lands;
    Goal 2 Expand the exercise of Tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and governmental capacity;
    Goal 3 Maintain and improve Tribal environmental quality;
    Goal 4 Manage Tribal natural resources for economic and social benefit;
    Goal 5 Protect archaeological resources and historic properties.

    Culture
    Environmental Capacity Building Program
    Air Quality Program
    Non Point Source Pollution
    Tribal Integrated Waste Management
    Water Quality Program
    Tribal Response Program
    Coos Head Clean-Up
    Cultural Resources Protection Program & Tribal Historic Preservation Office
    Oregon Tribal Environmental Forum 2015
    Emergency Preparedness Program

    Contacts List

    Director Department of Natural Resources
    Margaret Corvi
    Director Department of Natural Resources
    541-888-1304 (Main)

    1245 Fulton Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420

    Water Protection Specialist and Biologist
    John Schaefer
    Water Protection Specialist and Biologist
    541-888-1303 (Main)

    1245 Fulton Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420

    Air and Water Protection Specialist
    Amanda Craig
    Air and Water Protection Specialist
    541-888-1304 (Main)

    1245 Fulton Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420

    Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
    Stacy Scott
    Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
    541-888-7513 (Main)

    1245 Fulton Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420

    Water Protection Specialist
    Ashley Russell
    Water Protection Specialist
    541-888-7511 (Main)

    1245 Fulton Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420

    Forester
    Edward Vaughn
    Forester
    541-888-1312 (Main)

    1245 Fulton Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420

    Cultural Assistant
    Mark Petrie
    Cultural Assistant
    541-888-1319 (Main)

    1245 Fulton Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420

    Culture Director
    Jesse Beers
    Culture Director
    541-888-1319 (Main)

    1245 Fulton Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420