Tribal Wildlife Law Enforcement On-Line

This website is dedicated to tribal wildlife, fisheries, and conservation law enforcement agencies.

Federally recognized tribes are acknowledged under federal law as sovereign governments.  As such, many tribal governments have established law enforcement agencies designed to enforce tribal wildlife, fisheries, and conservation laws.  Tribal authority to enact and enforce tribal wildlife laws were upheld by the United States Supreme Court in New Mexico v. Mescalero Apache Tribe, 462 US 324.  These laws allow tribes to regulate hunting and fishing on tribal lands for subsistence and recreation in ways designed to maintain sustainable fish and game populations and to protect tribal cultures.  In certain circumstances tribal wildlife laws can be incorporated into federal law and enforced as violations of federal law either under 18 USC 1165 or the Lacey Act, 16 USC 3371-3378.
 
TRIBAL WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Bay Mills Indian Community Conservation Enforcement

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement

Fond du Lac Tribal Conservation Enforcement

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

Hualapai Tribal Wildlife Conservation Department

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Fish & Game Enforcement

Jicarilla Apache Game & Fish Department

Leech Lake Tribal Conservation Enforcement Department

Navajo Nation Wildlife Law Enforcement Section

Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries Conservation Enforcement

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Game Wardens

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Game & Fish Department

Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Conservation Department

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Tribal Ranger Program

1854 Treaty Authority

OTHER INTERESTING LINKS

National Bison Range

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society

Tribal Corrections On-Line

Tribal Corrections Programs

Tribal Police Links

US Fish & Wildlife Service

US Fish & Wildlife Service - Law Enforcement

US Fish & Wildlife Service - National Eagle Repository

US Fish & Wildlife Service - Regional Native American Liaison Offices

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This website was last updated on February 11, 2010.