Natural Resources & Land Use Planning

At Kewenvoyouma Law, PLLC, we specialize in providing comprehensive legal services related to natural resources and land planning for tribes and Native American communities. Our experienced attorneys have a deep understanding of the unique legal issues that tribes face when it comes to managing and protecting their natural resources and lands. We are committed to providing effective legal solutions that align with our clients’ cultural values, traditions, and goals.

Areas of Practice:

Tribal Land Management: Our attorneys assist tribes in developing and implementing strategies for the sustainable management and use of tribal lands. This includes advising on land acquisition, leasing, permitting, and zoning matters. We also provide representation in disputes related to land use and management, including boundary disputes, rights-of-way, and easements.

Environmental Law: Our team is well-versed in federal, state, and tribal environmental laws and regulations. We advise tribes on environmental compliance, permitting, and enforcement matters. We also represent tribes in negotiations and litigation related to environmental impact assessments, hazardous waste management, water quality, air quality, and other environmental issues.

Natural Resources Development: Our attorneys provide legal counsel on the development and utilization of tribal natural resources, such as timber, minerals, water, and wildlife. We assist tribes in negotiating and drafting agreements related to resource development, including leases, permits, and joint ventures. We also represent tribes in disputes related to natural resources, including royalty disputes, access rights, and environmental impact assessments.

Land Use Planning: Our team assists tribes in developing land use plans that align with their cultural values and economic development goals. We provide legal counsel on zoning, land development, and subdivision matters. We also assist tribes in negotiating and drafting agreements related to land use planning, including intergovernmental agreements, development agreements, and public-private partnerships.

Cultural Resource Protection: Our attorneys understand the importance of preserving and protecting cultural resources that are of significant value to tribes. We provide legal counsel on the protection and preservation of cultural and archaeological resources, including compliance with federal and state historic preservation laws, repatriation of ancestral remains and cultural items, and consultation with government agencies and other stakeholders.

Why Choose Tribal Law Firm?

Experience: Our attorneys have extensive experience in tribal law, with a deep understanding of the legal, cultural, and political complexities involved in natural resources and land planning matters.

Cultural Sensitivity: We are committed to understanding and respecting the unique cultural values and traditions of tribes and Native American communities. We strive to provide legal solutions that are aligned with our clients’ cultural values and traditions.

Results-Oriented Approach: We work collaboratively with our clients to develop effective legal strategies that meet their specific needs and goals. We are dedicated to achieving positive outcomes for our clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Client-Focused Service: We pride ourselves on providing personalized and responsive legal services to our clients. We understand the importance of building strong and trusting relationships with our clients, and we are committed to delivering exceptional service at every step of the legal process.