Sahara dust plume coming to Cherokee

Sahara dust plume coming to Cherokee

A dust plume from the Sahara Desert will be arriving in North Carolina this weekend – look out for spectacular sunrises and sunsets! Our Air Quality team will be keeping an eye on their instruments, which should pick up some info on the concentration of “PM10” –...
Wildlife management survey

Wildlife management survey

The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians is currently working with Responsive Management, a research firm specializing in attitudes toward natural resources and outdoor recreation, to conduct a study about wildlife management in the Cherokee, North Carolina region. As...
Monitoring ramps

Monitoring ramps

Last week, our team wrapped up another season’s fieldwork studying the effect of different harvest techniques on ᎤᏩᏍᏗ (ramps). Our Forest Resources Specialist, Tommy Cabe, is collaborating with Michelle Baumflek from the U.S. Forest Service on this research. The...
EBCI Brownfields Program

EBCI Brownfields Program

EBCI Natural Resources staff presented at Timber Committee today on our Brownfields Program, supervised by Derek Tahquette. We are currently working on inventorying our existing brownfields sites and developing capacity to fully assess them. What is a brownfield? Any...
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Check out this fact sheet for info about the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (currently before the US House of Representatives) and its potential benefits to Tribal-led conservation. It could redirect $97.5 million to Tribal-led conservation efforts and...
Hellbender sightings requested

Hellbender sightings requested

As temperatures warm and fishing and swimming season ramps up, the EBCI Department of Fisheries & Wildlife Management asks for everyone’s help reporting hellbenders. Eastern hellbenders (ᏧᏩ, tsu-wa) – a species of giant salamander also called “water dogs” – live...