Natural Resources

KBIC Wolf Management Plan

You can view a copy of the draft plan on the web here. (Version 9.4)

Upon review, please direct comments regarding the plan to Wildlife Biologist Pam Nankervis via email at  or call (524-5757 x19).



The Natural Resources Department administers natural resource programs for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community on the L'Anse, Marquette, and Ontonagon reservations as well as the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan (1842 ceded territory).


These programs encompass a variety of activities, including: Lake Superior fishery assessments, Baraga county stream assessments, surface water and ground water monitoring, air and radon studies, brownfield programs, wildlife and wetland management, environmental assessments, and fish stocking from our hatchery. The department facilitates projects through grants from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Tribal Council funds hatchery operations.


The Department was organized in 1999 and brought environmental and fish and wildlife programs under one department. Fish and wildlife staff began working in 1988 and an environmental specialist in 1992. The departmental staff has grown over the years to the present level of eight full time and one part time employee. Our staff work closely with the KBIC Natural Resources Committee. The public is able to address the Committee during their monthly meetings and you should contact our office for placement on the Committee's agenda. Our department is also guided by a 10 year Integrated Resource Management Plan adopted by the Tribal Council and Bureau of Indian Affairs in 2003. Natural Resources News and Information: