Hello and welcome to the Natural Resources page. We will be posting periodically, so please check back for updates.
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
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.
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.
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.
Link to OPBS video on historic use of Logan Valley by Burns Paiute Tribe