The current Department organization
consists of the following Programs:
Environmental Services Forestry,
Water Resources, and
Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks.
The Hualapai Tribe
controls approximately one million acres of land adjoining 108 miles
of the Grand Canyon South Rim by an Executive Order which created
the Hualapai Reservation in 1883. The Hualapai Tribe (Hwal'Bay),
also known as the People of the Tall Pines, live in lands of
spectacular beauty and variety with rolling hills, rugged mesas,
breathtaking cliffs, ponderosa pine forests, deep gorges, seeps and
springs, which contain significant natural resources and are home to
an abundance of wildlife, vegetation, and macro-invertebrate life.
The Hualapai Department of Natural Resources strives to ensure the
health of the land through a continued goal of education outreach and sustainable management. The youth of our local
community are one our greatest assets for the future of the Hualapai
Our goals are to help young people from our local communities
become more connected to the environment, engaged in conservation,
involved in the community and prepared for a healthy future with
resource conservation. We realize our mission and accomplish our
goals through initiatives for youth and young adults.
The Department devotes a part of each programs time to help young
people learn about the world around them and how they can be a part
of conserving and protecting natural resources for future generations to come.
Our programs work to preserve and protect what we have and promote good land
"We are the land and the land is us.
We are one and the same."
This is the most fundamental and essential
characteristic of Native American culture. That has to be
understood and respected by the management practices of the federal
government and all other agencies. We cannot be separated from the
land and its cultural significance to us as a people.
The Hualapai People have always held a sacred affiliation with
those things which our mother earth has provided for our survival.
This includes all living plants, the wildlife, the waters, the
geographic landscapes, and the whole ecological system of our world.
"We have always
the guardians of these
and we are so today."
- Delbert Havatone, Chairman past
The Hualapai Department of Natural Resources gives
special thanks and appreciation to the Environmental
Protection Agency Region IX for partial funding assistance to help
create this web site.