The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is a part of the Native Village of Eyak Tribal Government. DENR works to protect the Native Village of Eyak’s traditional lands, manage natural resources for the tribe, and prevent, or mitigate, environmental damage and preserve our traditional subsistence way of life. We have been stewards of this land for over 10,000 years and DENR seeks to continue that tradition.
Preserve, protect, manage and enhance the long-term sustainability of the natural resources for present and future generations.
Department of the Environment & Natural Resources
How We Operate
Office of Natural Resources
In 2001, NVE became a part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Office of Subsistence Management (OSM)’s Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program (FRMP). This was DENR’s first major expansion into natural resource management and was a big step towards officially re- establishing our traditional role as stewards of our home lands. Since 2001, DENR has expanded greatly and is now pioneering a modern era of research and collaborative management combining western science and traditional knowledge. As active stewards of the land and water, NVE has built strong ties with governmental agencies, becoming an integral part of the region’s environmental and resource management policy making.
Office of the Environment
Water Quality Programs
Marine Debris Programs
Contamination & Remediation Programs
DENR has expansive capacity to mobilize and conduct high-quality research projects on any scale in Prince William Sound, the Copper River and the Copper River Delta. We make those services available to others conducting work in our region whose priorities align with the Tribe’s.
High resolution imaging sonar capabilities (hull inspection, piling inspection, fish counting)
Ground and ice penetrating radar
We operate a DJI Phantom 4 Pro to collect low cost aerial imagery.
We provide stream gauge data, water quality monitoring, water chemistry monitoring, analysis of contamination, resource assessments and a variety of other a la carte environmental services.