Prior to any new surface disturbance on tribal lands, a thorough environmental impact survey must be completed. Southern Ute Growth Fund Operating Director, Kourtney Hadrick, explains the process that requires various departments with the Growth Fund and the Permanent Fund to collaborate.
Tom Shipps, MBSS, and Doug Krueger, Department of Energy, also discussed the environmental impact review process for a proposed site development on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.
Southern Ute Council Member Dr. Stacey Oberly looks at the proposed site for development. If the environmental survey comes back with no significant findings, the project will begin.
Tribal Council Treasurer, Marjorie Barry shares a laugh with Growth Fund Executive Director, Shane Seibel while wrapping up the tour to the proposed development site.