To protect and enhance the natural resources and environment entrusted to us by the Creator for managed and respected utilization by the Anishinabek for past, present and future generations.


About Us

GTB Natural Resources Department Services


  • Soil Erosion Permits (On Tribal Land)
  • Surface Water Quality Analysis
  • Indoor Air Quality Inspection
  • Household Radon Test Kits
  • Glass, Plastic, Cardboard Recycling Bins located adjacent to Eagletown Market
  • Household Compost Bins
  • Phase I Contamination Surveys
  • Wetland Delineation


  • Produce, review, and implement policies and regulation booklets for Inland Hunting, Gathering, and Fishing Rights as recommended by the Natural Resources and Environment Committee
  • Issue Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, and Gathering Licenses and permits
  • Issue special use permits; disabled Tribal hunter permits, special needs subsistence/ceremonial permits, and road kill special use permits
  • Issue and manage the distribution of fish spearing and netting permits for specially regulated seasons/methods
  • Register inland boat/snowmobile/ORV
  • Issue Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore access passes
  • Issue Huron-Manistee National Forest access passes
  • Issue camping permits, firewood permits, among other permits authorizing Tribal Member resource use on USFS and State lands
  • Conduct annual License Holder Survey
  • Develop and foster working relationships with Federal and State agencies to improve management efficiency, develop resource use agreements, and improve productive communication with other resource management agencies
  • Conduct wildlife harvest monitoring; including deer check stations, furbearer registrations, and other special inspections of harvested fish and game
  • Conduct fisheries and wildlife habitat surveys, inventories, and assessments
  • Maintenance of the Tribal Repository/Exercise of American Indian Religious Freedom Act
  • GPS Mapping and Technical Assistance
  • Plant, Insect, and Fish Identification
  • Grant writing and administration for resource protection, restoration, and enhancement projects with particular emphasis on collaborative projects 


  • Public Outreach and Education
  • Scuba Diving (Advanced Open Water)
  • Underwater search and recovery
Desmond Berry, Manager
Arthur Duhamel Marina
Tribal Commercial Fishing Marina
Beaver Island Fish Market
Buy local fresh and smoked fish from the waters of Beaver Island.