NEC’s Tribal Resources office is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency through a grant from the Indian General Assistance Program.
- Studies water quality in area streams that are important to tribal members;
- Informs tribal members about environmental issues relating to Nome, the Bering Strait region, the state of Alaska, and the nation;
- Assists tribal members and other organizations involved in recycling and backhaul activities that make our environment healthier;
- Represents NEC at meetings regarding environmental topics, including regional subsistence fish and wildlife management, recycling and pollution, climate change, Arctic shipping and development, migratory bird management, invasive species, and air and water quality; Educates members about what they can do to help make our community more environmentally safe.