Natural Resources Subcommittee

Updated May 2018

Subcommittee Members

  • Casey Mitchell, Chairman
  • McCoy Oatman, Vice Chairman
  • Bill Picard
  • Arthur M. Broncheau
  • Mary Jane Miles
  • Ferris Paisano III
  • Chantel Eastman


  • Cultural Resources -  Bill Picard, Mary Jane Miles
  • Utility Board -  Casey Mitchell
  • Inter-Tribal Bison Council/IBMP - Ferris Paisano III, McCoy Oatman
  • Inter Tribal Timber Council - McCoy Oatman, Delegate; Bill Picar, Alternate
  • Emergency Response Team - Bill Picard, McCoy Oatman


  • CRITFC Officer - Casey L. Mitchell
  • In-Lieu Site/Treaty Access Fishing Sites - Ferris Paisano III, Delegate; McCoy Oatman, Alternate
  • Fish Co., LLC - Ferris Paisano III
  • Enforcement Committee - Casey Mitchell, Delegate; Ferris Paisano III, Alternate
  • Pacific Salmon Commission - McCoy Oatman
  • Pacific Salmon Commission Advisory - Casey L. Mitchell, Delegate; Ferris Paisano III, Alternate
  • Lamprey Task Force - Casey L.Mitchell
  • Fish Management & Science - McCoy Oatman, Casey Mitchell
  • Housing - Arthur M. Broncheau, Delegate; Chantel Eastman, Alternate
  • Alternate: Fish & Wildlife Commission will be the alternate on all CRITFC Subcommittees only in the absence of NPTEC Members

Meeting Dates

The Natural Resources Subcommittee meets every first and third Tuesdays of the month at 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.  (Open to Tribal members).


To strive toward developing and improving governmental services, exercising and protecting tribal sovereignty and treaty rights, improving and maintaining the Nez Perce way of life.


Expand and protect our precious natural resources, which are fundamental to who we are as a people, including an expanded land base, access to traditional resources, and the protection of the vast family of fish, birds, vegetation and wildlife which depend on the health of an environment.

Program Components

Department of Fisheries Resource Management, Department of Natural Resources Administration, Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Committee, Environmental Restoration & Waste Management, Forestry, Water Resources, Wildlife, Land Services and Cultural Resources.



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