Burns Paiute Tribe

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WELCOME

Hello and welcome to the Natural Resources page.  We will be posting periodically, so please check back for updates.

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Our Mission

The Burns Paiute Natural Resources Department was created to protect and enhance fish and wildlife, to prevent further resource losses that impact traditional land uses, to ensure environmental standards on the reservation are met, and to provide training and employment opportunities for Burns Paiute Tribal Members.

Our Current Projects

-Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation
-Malheur River Wildlife Mitigation at Jones
-Native Fish Research
-Brook Trout Suppression
-Salmon Feasibility Study
-Pictures

 

Help Fund the Malheur River Recovery Project

 

 

 

In recent years a primary focus of the fisheries program for the Burns Paiute Tribe has been to recover the Malheur River. Currently, invasive Brook Trout are the most devastating threat to native species as they have driven native Bull Trout populations to the brink of extirpation. This is a historically important watershed for the Paiute people and retaining native species, whether fish, wildlife, or vegetation, is a key to safeguarding its cultural importance. Please click and share this link to donate to the Malheur River recovery actions so the Tribe’s Natural Resources Department can continue this vital work.

 

 

 

Contact us

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our staff. Our office is open to tribal members and the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of federal holidays.

 100 Pasigo St
 Burns, OR  

Fax: 541-573-7806

Staff 

Natural Resources Director           

Jason Kesling          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it          541-573-8087     
Environmental ManagerJason Fenton  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  541-573-8020 
Wildlife Program ManagerBen Cate  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  541-573-8086 
Fisheries Program Manager Erica Maltz  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  541-573-8088 
Fish and Wildlife Biologist Brandon Haslick    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    541-573-8084 
Wildlife Biologist Brandyn Six  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  541-573-8021 
Environmental Technician Andrew Beers  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  541-573-8022 

Directions

From 395 southbound toward Burns:  Turn right at junction of HWY 395 and 20 towards Burns.  As you enter town, you will pass a park with playground equipment on your right.  Take the next immediate right onto Foley Road.  Go about a 1.3 mile until the road forks.  Proceed straight through fork. Our office is about 149 yards on the left.

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Links

Link to Malheur River Subbasin Management Plan (2004)

Link to OPBS video on historic use of Logan Valley by Burns Paiute Tribe