​​Natural Resources Department

Natural Resources Director:
Rachael Youmans

Natural Resources Coordinator:

Maintenance Worker:

Cory Burdette


6/8/2020. Nest of short-eared owls (Asio flammeus). ​To learn more about short-eared owls, please click here. (Photo Credit: James Waddell)

Staff Contact Information

Summit Lake Field Photo

Current Programs and Projects:

Natural Resources Technicians:

Lucas Lachica



Environmental Specialist:

Fish and Wildlife Biologists:

James Waddell


Dustin Hannasch


Rachel Redding

The mission of the Natural Resources Department is to promote conservation, protection, and enhancement of Tribal natural resources. The Department manages a wide array of programs and projects funded through various federal agencies. Through these programs and projects, Natural Resources staff work to assert the Tribe’s sovereignty in protecting the environment and natural resources of the Summit Lake Indian Reservation and the Tribe’s traditional territory.

Tribal Members: You should have received a newsletter, fishing permit, and Native Seed Activity Book in the mail. If you didn't, please let us know! 

The Natural Resources Department is looking for some assistance with our hydrological, climatological, and telemetry equipment and system. Please see this Request for Services for more information.

 Administration Toll Free: (800) 335-7978

          Phone: (775) 827-9670

Fax: (775) 827-9678

The Administration Office of the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe

located at 2255 Green Vista Dr. Ste. 402 in Sparks, Nevada 89431-7599

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 

8:00am-12pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm - Closed Holidays