Kashia Department of Environmental Planning
To protect the Rancheria’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its residence through a cleaner environment.
General Assistance Program- Handles Solid Waste, Clean Air, Pesticides & Emergency Preparedness
Water Program- Clean Water Grants 106 and 319
Transportation- Bureau of Indian Affairs Reservation Roads
KDEP provides technical assistance that includes maintaining drinking water standards that meet EPA requirements and protect public health.
Kashia Department of Environmental Planning Vehicle Abatement Plan ( Download Info )
Projects in Progress
- UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab Climate Change ProjectKDEP is partnering with UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab (BML) on a projectto understand how climate change and ocean acidification is affecting marine life. BML will work with Kashia to create a series of maps that showspecies of interest to the Tribe and how they are being impacted. We are currently seeking tribal members to be interviewed regarding their knowledge, experiences, and observations along the coast. For more information or to schedule an interview please contact Abreanna Gomes, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-591-0580 x 126 or Nina Hapner, email@example.com, 707-591-0580 x 107
- Buṭaqá: A Kashia Youth, Bear, and Habitat ProjectThis project is a partnership with the North Bay Bear Collaborative (NBBC), a working group of agencies, non-profit conservation groups, landowners and individuals committed to being proactive liaisons between humans and bears. As part of this project Tribal youth will work in the conservation field collecting bear and habitat data on the Kashia Coastal Reserve. Tribal youth will be trained in DNA collection protocol, setting up wildlife cameras and setting up vegetation transects. Youth will work with Tribal elders and knowledge holders to explore the historical and cultural significance of bears within Kashia knowledge. A digital library of natural resource management techniques implemented by youth and recordings/videos between Tribal elders and youth will be developed. The project will take place throughout the year of 2022. The application period for participation in the project will take place in Fall/Winter of 2021. Tribal youth and young adults between the ages of 13-25 are encouraged to apply. Stay tuned for more updates! For more information or to sign up please contact Nina Hapner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-591-0580 x 107 or Abreanna Gomes, email@example.com, 707-591-0580 x 126. Check out the North Bay Bear Collaboratives website. https://beingwithbears.org/
Plans for Review