Natural Resources

About Natural Resources

Natural Resources works to manage the land base and natural resources in a manner that respects Tribal, community, environmental, and cultural/traditional values, while providing the need for assistance to assure the survival and growth of those natural resources.



Wildlife Code

Hunting and fishing activities are time honored traditions in our Cherokee communities. As per treaties with the United States dated 1835, 1838, 1866, et al, the Cherokee Nation maintains its hunting/fishing rights within its Treaty Territory. On January 18, 2006, the Cherokee Nation enacted the “Cherokee Nation Hunting and Fishing Code” to assist with the management of hunting and fishing activities within this treaty territory.