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