First established in 2004 as the Environmental Liaison Office to fulfill the founding member Tribal Nations’ goal to provide protection of Tribal natural resources. In 2012 the office was transformed into the Office of Environmental Resource Management (OERM). OERM focuses on assisting USET member Tribal Nations with a wide range of environmental concerns, such as supporting protection of human health and ecosystems, risk assessments, climate change adaptation and mitigation, providing clean and safe drinking water, cultural resource protection, traditional and conventional agriculture, and sustainable development.
News / Events
EPA’s Notification of Consultation and Coordination on the National Allocation of Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Funding
The White House Council on Environmental Quality – Tribal Consultation on the National Environmental Policy Act
Sep 30th 2021
Northeast Regional Climate Adaptation Science Symposium
Oct 26th 2021
The USET OERM staff is an experienced and dynamic team that supports USET member Tribal Nations in Natural Resource management aligned with USET strategic goals of nation rebuilding, upholding, advancing, and protecting Tribal sovereignty.
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Storage Tanks by Michael Alvidrez – PowerPoint Presentation at the USET 2020 Tribal Utility Summit
South Carolina Forestry Commission – Forest Health: Insect and Disease
The I&D Section has the responsibility for monitoring, reporting, and coordinating suppression of endemic pests affecting forest trees in South Carolina. I&D also works closely with Christmas tree growers, nurseries growing forest tree seedlings, seed orchards producing tree seed and urban areas with tree pest problems. Access the Resource