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Welcome to the Fond du Lac Reservation Resource Management Division web page. We are very proud of the individuals and programs that you will learn about in the following pages. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff devotes their time to researching and implementing both cutting edge and time-honored practices to protect and manage the Fond du Lac Band's natural resources. Please click on the links above and to the right to learn more about our innovative and culturally centered programs.

Mission Statement

The Fond du Lac Resource Management Division is committed to the management, conservation, and sustainability of the natural resources of the Fond du Lac Band in order to protect the environment on the Fond du Lac Reservation and within its treaty areas. The Resource Management Division will use the tools of research, education and outreach with Band Members, partners and stakeholders to accomplish these goals.

Current News:

New Strategic Energy Plan Page: The FDL Environmental Alternative Energy page is now the Strategic Energy Plan page! The page highlights the FDL Energy Vision, centered on community vitality, self-reliance, and sustainable reservation development, and the accomplishments made working toward this goal. See the new page by clicking here.

Policy on Tribal Land Access - The Fond du Lac Band has issued a new policy governing hunting on and access to Band-owned lands. The policy was announced in a press release on January 27, 2020. See the policy and press release below.
Press Release Announcing New Policy dated 1/27/2020
Policy on Access to Band-Owned Lands

Revised Wildland Fire Management Plan (FMP) - The FDL Resource Management Division would like to open the revised FMP for public comment. Please see the plan document and supporting maps below. Use this Comments Email for sending comments. Thank you.

Document: Fond du Lac FMP Draft

Maps: Fire History | Forest Cover Type | Fuel Models | Slope | Strategic Planning

The Environmental Brownfields page has an up-to-date list of public notices available online. Click here to visit the Brownfields page and see the current notices.

Integrated Resource Management Plan: The Resource Management Division encourages you to read and comment on this draft version of the IRMP. The plan describes Fond du Lac’s Natural Resources and discusses management goals and objectives. It has been updated to include climate change concerns and to reflect changes that have occurred since the previous version was written. Please feel free to submit comments in writing or you may use the “Email Comments Here” link on the bottom of this page. Click here to read the plan.

Climate Change Planning: The Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan for the 1854 Ceded Territory Including the Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, and Grand Portage Reservations is now available online! Click here to read the plan.

Conservation Code Ordinances:

#3-90 On-Reservation Conservation Code
#2-92 1854 Ceded Territory Conservation Code
#2-97 1837 Ceded Territory Conservation Code
#1-12 Wisconsin 1837 and 1842 Ceded Territory Conservation Code
#2-12 Michigan 1842 Ceded Territory Conservation Code
#3-12 Ceded Territory National Forest Gathering Code

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa forbids the harvest of wolves on tribal land in accordance with the #07/12 Ma’iingan Protection Ordinance. Any questions related to wolf hunting and trapping within the exterior boundaries of the Fond du Lac Reservation can be directed to the Fond du Lac Band Resource Management Division at (218) 878-7101.

The Fond du Lac Resource Management Division is very interested in any comments, suggestions, or questions that our community members have regarding our many programs. Please use the email below to address your comments or questions.

Email Comments Here

Administrative Contacts

Reginald DeFoe