The Burns Paiute Natural Resources Department was created to protect and enhance fish and wildlife, to prevent further resource losses that impact traditional land uses, to ensure environmental standards on the reservation are met, and to provide training and employment opportunities for Burns Paiute Tribal Members.
The Malheur River Subbasin is culturally important to the Burns Paiute Tribe (BPT), and protecting/restoring native species and associated habitat are key to sustaining its importance. A primary focus of our Fisheries Program is to restore ESA-listed bull trout populations and their associated habitat. Non-native brook trout are a limiting factor to bull trout recovery due to resource competition and hybridization. Subsequently, suppression efforts were initiated in the Upper Malheur River in 2010 to reduce or eliminate brook trout populations.
For more in-depth information on our Fisheries Program, please visit our other website:
The goals of the Logan Valley and Malheur River wildlife mitigation projects are to implement habitat protection and enhancement efforts for plant communities to support diverse fish and wildlife assemblages. Management goals include: 1) improving water quality, 2) enhancing upland, wetland, floodplain meadow and riparian habitats, 3) controlling noxious weeds, 4) protecting springs and seeps, 5) managing grazing on the Bureau of Land Management and Department of State Lands allotments to meet wildlife objectives, and 6) preserving cultural resources; and providing public hunting and recreation opportunities.
Protecting the land, air and water are important goals for the Environmental Department. We monitor and manage the environmental health and quality of the Reservation; this includes surface and ground water quality testing, managing solid waste, and illegal dump cleanup and many other important environmental duties throughout properties owned and managed by the Burns Paiute Tribe.
|Title||Job Title||Phone||Cell Phone|
|Calla Hagle||Natural Resources Director||[email protected]||541-573-8021|
|Brandon Haslick||Fishery Program Manager||[email protected]||541-573-8084|
|Brandon Palmer||Wildlife Program Manager||[email protected]||541-573-8019|
|Rebecca Fritz||Fisheries Biologist||[email protected]||541-573-8018|
|Jason Fenton||Environmental Manager||[email protected]||541-573-8020|
|Rhonda Holtby||Administrative Assistant, Assistant Youth Coordinator||[email protected]||541-573-8087|
|Lucas Samor||Site Manager||[email protected]||541-277-3375|
|Eric Hawley||Lead Technician||[email protected]||541-277-3300|
|JC McNelly||Rangeland Ecologist||[email protected]||541-573-8085|
|Andrew Beers||Environmental Technician||[email protected]||541-573-8022|
|Thomas Proctor||Seasonal Fisheries Technician||[email protected]|
|Matthew Hanemann||Wildlife Biologist||[email protected]|
71210 Foley Drive
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: (541) 573-1375
Fax: (541) 573-7806
Main Ranch Bunk House
Jonesboro, 5105 Highway 20 East
Juntura, OR 97911
Ranch Manager House
Jonesboro, 5106 Highway 20 East
Juntura, OR 97911