Resource Conservation

The goal of the Resource Conservation Program is to manage natural and biological resources (such as plants and wildlife) within the Morongo Reservation. Resource conservation plans and resource management strategies aim to protect Morongo’s resources. Resource conservation activities include invasive species removal, erosion control, species identification, habitat enhancement, and biological assessments. Many activities have similar goals to those undertaken by the Tribal Water Program and are overseen by the Tribal Water Program Environmental Specialist. Resource conservation activities are carried out with the cooperation and/or guidance of agencies such as the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which oversees the Endangered Species Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which provides technical assistance to implement conservation practices.