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Grand Traverse Band
Natural Resources Department
3505 Putnam Road 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.
National Radon Action Month
GTB’s Natural Resources Department is handing out FREE in-home Radon test kits to GTB Members through the month of January. Limit 1 per household. Contact Courtney Hessell, Environmental Services Coordinator, at (231)-534-7379 if you have any questions.
Michigan Supreme Court Denies Leave to Appeal FishPass Case
On August 22, 2023, the Michigan Supreme Court denied leave to appeal in the FishPass case, which confirms the Court of Appeals decision and allows the City of Traverse City to implement the project. Read more below.
Nmé (Lake Sturgeon) Permit Lottery
GTB-NRD will be issuing one permit for the harvest of a Lake Sturgeon in Black Lake (Cheboygan/Presque Isle counties) via a lottery to be held at the January NREC meeting. The permit will be valid through December 31st, 2024.
To enter your name for the lottery simply call, email, or stop by the Natural Resources Department before January 10th at 5PM.
Phone: 231-534-7500 (Leave a message if no one answers)
2023 Sturgeon Lottery WINNERS
NREC announced the winners of the Sturgeon lotto today, below are the winners.
The season goes all year ending on December 31st, 2023
George McClellan Jr.
|Allen John Jr.
Renewal Stickers 2023-2024
All GTB Hunting, Fishing, Gathering & Trapping Licenses expire April 1st
Please call or email the Natural Resources Department for your 2023/2024 renewal sticker.
Make sure your information is up to date, so you don't miss out on any of your Treaty Rights information and opportunities.
Note: We do not have a shared database with Membership so information will need to be changed with us as well.
Immediate Ban on Deer Baiting, Feeding, and Attractants (Current for 2023)
Due to the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) into the 1836 treaty ceded territory, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Council, upon the recommendation of the Natural Resources and Environmental Committee and the Natural Resources Department, has issued an immediate ban on the use of baiting, feeding, or other chemical attractants for deer. Information on CWD can be found at www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Natural Resources Department in person, or by telephone at 231-534-7500.
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