Office of Environmental Services

 

Who We Are

The Office of Environmental Services (OES) was started in 1995 under the direction of Jan Stevens, a tribal member, and was awarded the General Assistance Program grant funds directed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Since the inception of the OES the office has added more programs and moved from its previous location in downtown Stroud, Oklahoma to its present location near tribal headquarters south of Stroud. 

Vision

The purpose of the Sac and Fox Nation Office of Environmental Services is to protect and preserve the Nations natural environment according to traditional, cultural, and spiritual values to be enjoyed by all dependant life

Currently the Office of Environmental Services operates under the supervision of the Tribal Administrator of the Sac and Fox Nation.  There are three employees that maintain office services and facilitate grants received from EPA, Department of Forestry, BIA, and Department of Energy.  A more detailed description will be given below.

 

General Assistance Program

The General Assistance Program is a grant received through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to establish and maintain office functions.  Funds from this grant can be utilized to establish baseline data, research grants, acquire needed equipment and supplies, and maintain technical capabilities through training. 

Current grant activities that are underway or are scheduled through GAP program are

  • Maintain GIS capability that allows the staff to create maps as needed for program operations and at the request of tribal members and leaders. 
  •  Open dump assessments are done on an annual basis with the assistance of the Indian Health Service.  These dumps are inventoried and then placed on a database for clean up when funds are available.  Clean up of dumps are scheduled to take place during the current GAP grant.
  • Attend environmental training sessions or conferences to strengthen programs and to stay current with tribal issues.  Attending training or conferences allows the OES department to network with other tribes in the EPA region for partnerships and/or collaborations on projects.

Links:

EPA Region 6 website:

http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6dra/oejta/tribalaffairs/index.html

Inter-Tribal Environmental Council

http://www.itecmembers.org/


Please feel free to contact us for additional information or questions you may have concerning the environment. We will assist you and/or refer you to the proper agency. Below is additional contact information, or you can e-mail us at:  oes@sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov.

Sac and Fox Nation
Office Environmental Services
356263 E. 926 Rd.
Stroud, OK 74079
(918) 968-0046
(918) 968-0049 (fax)


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.