The Environmental Capacity Building Program purpose is to expand and exercise Tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and governmental capacity by exercising the right of, and assuming the responsibility for, the Confederated Tribes to research, monitor, assess, manage, use, conserve, protect, and restore the natural resources of the Confederated Tribes’ Ancestral Territory.

The Environmental Capacity Building Program plans, develops, and establishes environmental programs to protect, conserve, manage, and improve the environmental, human health and cultural values of resources within the Tribes’ Ancestral Territory.

Past projects have included tribal environmental agreements; development of a water quality monitoring plan and quality assurance project plan; a watershed assessment; nonpoint source pollution assessments and management plans; research of environmental standards and ordinances; integrated resource management planning; GIS development; outdoor air, surface water, drinking water, waste water, ground water, contaminated soil and sediment, and invasive species management strategy development; climate change adaptation strategy development; etc.

The Confederated Tribes gratefully acknowledge the support of the US EPA for the Tribes' Environmental Capacity Building 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

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

1245 Fulton Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420