Native American Lands

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources

Key Contacts

Experience

  • Representing tribes in historic settlements of breach of trust claims against the United States.
  • Representing multiple tribes in finalizing the settlement of a decades-long water rights dispute with one another and the US government.
  • Representing tribes in the negotiation of historic cooperation agreements with the NPS and FWS regarding units managed by those agencies.
  • Advising Native American tribes in the exploration and development of renewable and other resources on and off tribal lands, including identifying and leveraging available federal assistance and private partnerships.
  • Securing federal approvals on behalf of tribes for large-scale recreational development on lands managed by the USFS and US Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Advising energy and infrastructure developers seeking to build constructive partnerships with tribes regarding tribal land use.
  • Providing tribes with public policy advice and representation before members of US Congress and multiple federal agency officials, including those from the Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, NPS, US Army Corps of Engineers, FWS and USFS.