Natural Resources


Grand Traverse Band
Natural Resources Department
3010 N. West Bay Shore Dr.
Peshawbestown, MI 49682

Main Line: (231) 534-7500

Fax: (231) 534-7576

To protect and enhance the natural resources and environment entrusted to us by the Creator for managed and respected utilization by Anishinabek for past, present, and future generations.

Desmond L. Berry - Natural Resources Department Manager

Office:  (231) 534-7363

Cell:  (231) 866-1482


"By Tribal Council motion enacted Oct. 29, 2014, the use of firearms is authorized on lands open for hunting by Tribal Citizens during the period November 1-9 in the following five counties only: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse and Leelanau". posted 11-03-14

Natural Resources Department Services


  • Soil Erosion Permits (On Tribal Land)
  • Surface Water Quality Analysis
  • Indoor Air Quality Inspection
  • Household Radon Test Kits
  • Glass, Plastic, Cardboard Recycling Bins located adjacent to Eagletown Market
  • Household Compost Bins
  • Phase I Contamination Surveys
  • Wetland Delineation


  • Public Outreach and Education
  • Scuba Diving (Advanced Open Water)
  • Underwater search and recovery

The Natural Resource Department provides this list of services to
Tribal Citizen Members. If you have any questions, please stop in
or call us at 231-534-7500.


Hunting Regulations 2009 (Current)

Fishing Regulations

Hunting/Fishing/Gathering/Trapping License Application

2013 Natural Resources Department Presentation

This page last updated on 11/18/2014.

The Grand Traverse Band of
Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

2605 N. West Bay Shore Dr.
Peshawbestown, MI 49682
Tribal Government Toll Free
Exchange: 1-866-534-7750