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Kowabdanawa odë kė (They watch over this land)

Kowabdanawa odë kė's mission is to protect and promote the wise use of the tribal nation's natural resources through comprehensive planning; environmental stewardship; and a shared vision of a stronger, healthier, and more sustainable environment in which the Pokagon Band can thrive and grow.

Recycle your household hazardous waste items at Kowabdanawa odë kė!

Did you know we're accepting household hazardous waste items year-round? Bring your items to Kowabdanawa odë kė to dispose of them with respect to Mother Earth. Click here for a list of items accepted and those we do not accept.

The Department of Natural Resources encompasses both Environmental Quality and Natural Resources and Conservation.

  1. Environmental Quality
  2. Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Quality will develop and implement regulatory programs based on the Pokagon Band Constitution and Section 2.04 of the Health, Environmental Protection, and Building Codes Act. Much of the regulations and rules are addressed by NREPA and are based on federal environmental statutes that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for administering.

Natural Resources & Conservation will conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the Tribal membership. This division functions similarly to the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

We want to hear your comments, concerns, and suggestions. Share them with us by following the link below!
Kowabdanawa odë kė Suggestion Form

Kowabdanawa odë kė Staff

Jennifer Kanine, Director

Vic Bogosian, Natural Resources Manager

Mindy Morseau, Administrative Assistant

Grant Poole, Water Quality Specialist

Justin Palthe, Environmental Specialist

David Ferris, Invasive Species Specialist

Dale Keene, Natural Resources Technician

Richard Roach, Natural Resources Technician

Anthony Nelson, Natural Resources Research Technician

Kowabdanawa odë kė

Contact Information

32142 Edwards St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047

(269) 782-9602
(800) 517-0777

Email PokagonDNR@PokagonBand-nsn.gov.