Developing partnership driven projects and permit issues

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has had success partnering with local agencies and organizations on research and restoration projects. Partners include universities, colleges, local organizations, federal, state, and local agencies, and more. It is the Tribe's goal to support efforts for restoration and water quality management. Projects include outreach and education campaigns, pathogen research, streambank stabilization, and more. Challenges have included permitting and jurisdiction issues. In this discussion we will explore how we work together while not seeing eye to eye on jurisdictional issues. Throughout our careers we have heard that water does not follow jurisdictional boundaries, but how do we practice this philosophy as partners in restoration?

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Roundtable Discussion
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 2:35pm to 3:35pm
Carey Pauquette
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
Carey Pauquette has been the Water Quality Specialist for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan for seven years. She prides herself on an ability to network and bring community partners together on unique projects. Carey's knack for efficiency helps her organize collaborative projects using strengths of each program partner.