Welcome to the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Environmental Department Page

The yakutat tlingit tribe environmental department

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.

Latest News

Subsistence Users Encouraged to Plan Ahead for 2020 Moose Season and Obtain Joint State/Federal Moose Permit Online

Subsistence users are encouraged to plan ahead for the 2020 moose season and obtain their ...
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The YTT Environmental Department recommenced the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) monitoring program and collected shellfish ...
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YTT Environmental Department Seeking High School Students to Participate in the RASOR Program

Do you know a high school student interested in science and who enjoys hand-on experience?The ...
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Provide Your Public Comments on Situk River Management

In 2002, federal, state, tribal and local entities responsible for Situk watershed management, its resources, ...
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YTT Environmental Household Waste Stream Assessment

The Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Environmental Department conducted a Household Waste Stream Assessment from June 1st ...
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