Natural Resources Director:

James Simmons

Natural Resources Coordinator:

​Wyatt Plumlee

Maintenance Worker:

Cory Burdette

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.

Staff Contact Information

To learn more about the critters in the photos click on the links below!

Summit Lake Field Photos

The following link is to a PDF with a list of Vehicles Authorized on the Reservation. Click Here

​On October 5, 2021 the Natural Resources Department installed a new weather station on the Summit Lake Paiute Reservation! Click here to see the new weather page!

Current Programs and Projects:

Natural Resources Technicians:

Now Hiring for this position!​


Environmental Specialist:

 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

​​Natural Resources Department

Fish and Wildlife Biologists:

James Waddell

Dustin Hannasch

Rachel Redding