OKLAHOMA, Cherokee Nation Tribal CD — A new conservation district that will help the Cherokee Nation manage natural resources, secure assistance for conservation projects and encourage conservation practices on tribally-owned land, according to a news release from the USDA.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue signed an agreement forming the new Cherokee Nation Tribal Conservation District earlier this year.
“The Natural Resources Conservation Service has been a partner for many years, and the creation of a Conservation District was a way to further strengthen that partnership,” Baker said. “With this agreement, we’ll be bringing more financial resources and technical expertise to our conservation and land management efforts.”
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Conservation District is the 46th Tribal Conservation District in the United States. This new tribal conservation district provides a more organized way for the Cherokee Nation and USDA to work together.