(360) 683-1109
1033 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA 98382

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

OUR MISSION

“The mission of the Natural Resources Department is to protect treaty rights of the natural resources of the Point No Point Treaty area for the benefit of Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal members and future descendants. In this capacity; the Department is charged with ensuring the orderly harvest of fish, shellfish and wildlife resources, providing opportunities for Tribal members to derive subsistence and/or livelihood from the harvest of these resources, increasing opportunity through restoration, enhancement and scientific study, and reversing the decline of these resources resulting from environmental degradation. “

Staff

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Natural Resources Department
1033 Old Blyn Hwy | Sequim, WA 98382
Phone: 360-683-1109
Fax: 360-681-4611

Natural Resources

Hansi Hals – Director

Environmental Planning

Robert Knapp – Environmental Planning Program Manager
Lori DeLorm – Natural Resources Technician
Pam Edens – GIS/Data Management Specialist
Neil Harrington – Environmental Biologist
Shawn Hines – Watershed Planner

Habitat Program

Randy Johnson – Habitat Program Manager
Steve Irish – Natural Resources Technician
Hilton Turnbull – Forest and Fish Biologist
LaTrisha Suggs – Restoration Planner

Fisheries

Kelly Toy – Shellfish Management Program Manager
Aaron Brooks – Fisheries Management Biologist
Chris Burns – Natural Resources Technician
Casey Allen – Natural Resources Technician
Matt Bowen – Natural Resource Technician-Geoduck Monitor
Jarrett Burns – Fisheries Technician
Liz Tobin – Shellfish Biologist
Amber Almond – Program Assistant

Fish and Game Enforcement

Rory Kallappa – Lead Enforcement Officer
Jason Robbins – Enforcement Officer
Patrick Carter – Enforcement Officer

Our Work

Environmental Planning

The Tribe’s Environmental Planning program plays a fundamental role in our efforts to restore and protect our important cultural and natural resources. By conducting a range of planning activities across our watersheds, and coordinating with the Habitat Restoration Program, we are able to work at solving problems at the ecosystem level.

Fisheries

The Fisheries division of the Jamestown S’Klallam Natural Resources Department is responsible for managing the Tribe’s fisheries and wildlife resources in consultation with the Tribal Council and the Fish and Game Committee. The Fisheries Managers negotiate for treaty fish and shellfish harvest opportunities, establish fishing and hunting regulations and keep track of legal proceedings affecting treaty rights.

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Habitat

The Habitat Program is charged with protecting healthy and functional nearshore, estuarine, and river habitat, restoring those areas that are degraded, and doing research to understand the organisms and the land/water they occupy. The law recognizes the necessity of good habitat for the Tribe’s to exercise its Treaty Rights, yet we do not have jurisdiction over managing habitat off-reservation.

Reports and Plans

The following reports are in PDF format and can be viewed and downloaded using Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download a FREE copy of Acrobat Reader which allows you to save, view, navigate and print PDF files.

Key Partnerships

The Tribe takes an active role in community environmental projects. We participate in the Dungeness River Management Team and implement habitat restoration and water conservation projects. The Tribe has developed a public park and natural history interpretive center along the Dungeness River in partnership with the Rainshadow Natural Science Foundation and the National Audubon Society.