U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution

Native Dispute Resolution Network

A network of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and non-Native Environmental Conflict Resolution professionals experienced in supporting collaborative solutions to complex environmental, public/trust lands, and natural/cultural resources issues where Native communities and federal issues or interests are involved.

Network Member Expertise

Network members have expertise in a wide variety of issues involving American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and federal agencies or interests, including

  • Environmental planning;
  • Government-to-government consultation;
  • Policy development and implementation;
  • Actions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);
  • Actions involving Section 106 consultation under the National Historic Preservation Act that include traditional cultural property and/or sacred sites; and
  • Cases in litigation where an alternative dispute resolution process is being considered.

For assistance, information, or a referral to Network members, please contact Lauren Nutter at nativenetwork@ecr.gov or (202) 540-1040.

Joining the Network

American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and other collaboration and conflict resolution professionals are invited to join the Network. You can join at any time. There is no deadline for submission of materials.

If you have comments about the Network or questions about joining, contact Lauren Nutter at nativenetwork@ecr.gov or (202) 540-1040.