DRM News

NISAW National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 10, 2016
National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is February 21-27, 2016. This national event highlights pathways, threats, and management practices associated with invasive terrestrial & aquatic flora, fauna, and pathogens. Read Article >
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Recognized for Environmental Sustainability Efforts
July 8, 2015
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe had the honor of being recognized as a Minnesota GreenStep participant and received Step 1 and 2 block awards at the recent League of Minnesota Cities Conference on June 26th for joining the GreenStep Cities program and advancing to Step 2 in the Minnesota GreenStep program. Read Article >
Upper Sucker Blue Berry Article
August 18, 2015
In recent years the Leech Lake Division of Resource Management and United States Forest Service (USFS)- Chippewa National Forest have been working towards establishing a brighter future for the Leech Lake Reservation.
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DRM Sends Christmas Tree to Smithsonian
By Allan Olson, Cass Lake Times - October 31, 2014
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Forestry Division sent a 23-foot Balsam Fir as an accompaniment tree to be on display at the National Museum of the American Indian-Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
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What is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It is a decay product of uranium. Though, we do not have high concentrations of uranium in the Leech Lake area, traces are common in ordinary rock and soil throughout much of the United States.
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Tribal Gathering Rights
Recently there have been concerns over Band member’s right to gather firewood. It is important for Band members to remember that our rights are not granted by any government.
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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe's Right To Self-determination
The Leech Lake Environmental/Land Department is working towards strengthening the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s right to self-determination. There are many ways that this goal can be accomplished, none more important than the ability to govern one’s lands and environment.
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Land Buy Back Program for Tribal Nations
The Secretary of the Interior established the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations to implement the land consolidation provisions of the Cobell Settlement. The Settlement provides for a $1.9 billion Trust Land Consolidation Fund to consolidate fractional land interests across Indian Country.
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Unclaimed Cobell Payment Information
Click the link below and you will find a list of 1471 Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Members who have unclaimed Cobell Payment checks.
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What is the difference between Pesticides, Insecticides & Herbicides?
Pesticides are chemicals that may be used to kill fungus, bacteria, insects, plant diseases, snails, slugs, or weeds among others. These chemicals can work by ingestion or by touch and death may occur immediately or over a long period of time. Insecticides are a type of pesticide that is used to specifically target and kill insects.
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