Department of Natural Resources

Environmental Division

As SADNR became familiar with resource protection issues on the reservation, it became clear that environmental protection could only happen with support from a well-informed community. What also became clear was that few people on the reservation were well informed about environmental or natural resources issues and that few tribal members worked professionally in the environmental sciences or natural resources fields. In response, the SADNR began an Environmental Education and Community Outreach Program (EE/CO) to provide information to the entire community through a variety of media. Since 1999, the EE/CO coordinator has distributed quarterly newsletters to the community, organized activities with the Head Start program, instituted After School programs with students K-12, facilitated classes and field trips with the tribal elders, and organized six environmental career fairs and six environmental fairs for the entire community.

Past community events have been collaborative efforts involving the Santa Ana Dept. of Education, Santa Ana Wellness Program, Bernalillo Public Schools, Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools, and federal trust agencies. Community workshops sponsored by the SADNR have been well-attended by community members

Environmental Education/Community Outreach Program

Promote the interest of Tribal Members students in environmental careers and to assist schools in improving environmental science literacy. Learn more...

Solid Waste Program

Promote and assure solid waste management practices that improve public health and protect Santa Ana Pueblo air, land, and water. Learn more...

Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program

NALEMP is a Department of Defense funded program which is administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Department of Defense created NALEMP to address environmental impacts on Indian Lands from former DoD activities with the intent of maximizing Tribal Participation. Learn more...

Air Quality Program

Implements clean air solutions that protect the quality of life for the Tamaya Pueblo through community partnerships along with programs and services such as air monitoring, permitting and compliance, planning, and public education. Learn more...

Brownfields Program‚Äč

The primary goals of the Brownfields Program are to reduce public health and environmental hazards on existing sites that are abandoned or underused due to these hazards. Learn more...

DNR Environmental Team

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