Environmental

Welcome to the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Environmental Department Page

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The Environmental Department continues our environmental stewardship responsibilities through monitoring and assessing our environmental conditions, providing education and outreach to tribal citizens, and collaborating with other organizations to address environmental priorities in the community. Our current projects: protecting our traditional food’s security by monitoring our waters and shellfish for harmful algal blooms (HABs), collecting baseline water quality of our rivers, coordinating marine debris and community cleanups, and monitoring outdoor air quality

YTT Enviornmental

Subsistence fisheries have always been and will remain a priority for YTT leadership, tribal members, and the community of Yakutat. The Fisheries Program allows for active participation in subsistence management decisions that impact our tribal members and resources.

Our Projects

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Invasive Species Prevention

An invasive species can be any kind of non-native living organism that invades an ecosystem where it doesn’t belong and causes harm. 

LEO Network

A statewide organization where communities can share unusual environmental observations and receive insights and information from environmental professionals.

Energy Efficiency

Find ways to increase your home and appliance energy efficiency by upgrading appliances and retrofitting your homes.

Air Quality and Health

Learn what should or should not be burned to prevent the release of harmful chemicals that may increase your risk of health problems or damage appliances.

Native Pollinators, Plants, and Gardening

Discover Alaska’s primary native pollinators and the important role they play in pollinating Alaska crops.

Food Waste and Composting

Effective ways to reduce food waste and save money; and everything you need to know about composting.

The Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Environmental Department conducted a Household Waste Stream Assessment from June 1st to June 8th, 2020. A Waste Stream Assessment is a study that determines the amount of paper, food, and other materials that are…

The Yakutat Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting and elections on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Yakutat High School Auditorium located at 429 Forest Highway, Yakutat, AK 99689…

The Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council is set to meet November 5-7, 2019. The meeting will be in Ketchikan, yet members of the public are welcome to attend and participate via teleconference. The meetings will begin at 8:30 am daily…

A 60-day public comment period has now opened with the US Forest Service regarding proposed changes to the Roadless Rule. If approved, the Tongass National Forest will be exempt from the 2001 Roadless Rule, which currently prevents new roads from being constructed in inventoried roadless areas. In turn, this has prevented mining and logging projects. This is an opportunity for Yakutat residents’ opinions to be heard and considered by the federal government, regarding an issue that will directly affect our land…

On September 30, 2019, The Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Environmental Department received grant funding from the Administration of Native Americans (ANA) in the amount of $274,927 for year one of the three-year project entitled “Yakutat Foreland Baseline Studies.” The YTT Environmental Department is set to receive $271,104 for year two and $276,894 for year three, for a total award amount of $822,925. This grant funding was acquired through CFDA No. 93.581, which is geared toward ‘Improving the Capability of Indian Tribal Governments to Regulate Environmental Quality’…

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