FIGR Environmental Department

Our Mission

To maintain an environmental program that protects and preserves the environment for future generations.

Environmental Department Responsibilities

Our primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Pursue projects that reflect this goal- Expand parks, open space and sacred sites within our Territory.
  • Invest resources into the enhancement of environmental education for the Tribe and the public.
  • Utilize trust lands for support of this goal through partnership projects and educational opportunities.
  • Nurture the spirit for Tribal Citizens through involvement with FIGR Environmental Protection Department.
  • Increase Tribal family participation in environmental community projects.
  • Strengthen (utilize) partnerships and collaboration to augment grant applications, programs, projects and to build sense of community.
  • Be a leader in environmental sustainability.
  • Create a Sustainability Plan that accounts for Tribal emissions and addresses areas to improve operation and reduce the Tribes carbon footprint including but not limited to the following
  • Green office policies and procedures.
  • Environmentally friendly project management.
  • Environmental outreach and education.

FIGR Staff

Environmental Department

Executive Director of Governmental Operations
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Historical Timeline

1595-1812 -The Spanish and Russian voyagers provided additional information about encounters with the Coast Miwok and their occupancy of the area, proving these Indian peoples continued to live in this area over the ensuing centuries. Russian outposts were established at Bodega Bay and Fort Ross in 1809 and 1812, respectively.