The Wildlife Program is designed to preserve, protect and enhance Tribal Wildlife resources while providing subsistence harvest opportunities to LRBOI Membership. Through ongoing wildlife and habitat assessments, Tribal outreach activities, inter-agency cooperation, and sound scientific management, the right of Tribal subsistence harvest is promoted. Special focus is given to culturally significant species and those historically relied upon, to assure that these populations are healthy and sustainable. The LRBOI Wildlife Division encourages the establishment and enhancement of native species, the control and eradication of exotic flora and fauna and supports increased biodiversity within the ecosystem. Through proactive management efforts, exotic species control, habitat restoration and ongoing scientific management the Wildlife Division ensures biologically sound harvest opportunities exist for the Tribal membership while strengthening the ecological integrity of the lands and waters within the 1836 Ceded Territory.
Click on the link above for information on the Wildlife Division Projects:
- White-tail Deer
- Black Bear
- Native/Medicinal Plants
Additionally, the Wildlife Division provides a variety of daily services for the Tribal membership. Some of these services include a wildlife and deer check station where members can obtain successful deer hunter patches when they register their harvest. Wildlife staff also provides CITES tags for bobcat and river otter harvests as well as conducts elk and bear registration and game bag checks. The Wildlife Division has developed a raptor repository which provides members with raptor feathers for spiritual and ceremonial purposes while simultaneously protecting these culturally significant species.
- Feather Atlas
- Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC)
- Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority(CORA)
- Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS)
The Wildlife Division serves an important role in protecting and preserving the plant and wildlife species important to the Tribe and the Tribal membership. We work closely with the surrounding agencies, universities and the general public to monitor, research, preserve and when necessary, protect a variety of culturally and ecologically important flora and fauna. The Wildlife Division aims to strengthen the ecological integrity of the lands and waters within the 1836 Ceded Territory while simultaneously ensuring subsistence harvest opportunities exist for future generations of the Tribal membership.