​​Natural Resources Department

Natural Resources Director:

James Simmons


Natural Resources Coordinator:

​Wyatt Plumlee


Maintenance Worker:

Cory Burdette


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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

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Summit Lake Field Photos

  • The Weather Station is back online!
  • NRD is Hiring again! Positions include Biologists and Technicians! Check out our Employment Page
  • Here is a link to the 2022 NRD Annual Newsletter
  • The weather station is experiencing technical difficulties and is offline until further notice.​
  • The NRD has implemented a new vehicle marking procedure, authorized vehicles will now have an SLPT logo on the doors and/or tailgate​​.

Current Programs and Projects:

Fish and Wildlife Biologists:

James Waddell


Dustin Hannasch


Rachel Redding

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 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 Technicians:

Parker Land



Audrey Dufresne



Environmental Specialist:

Madison Hutchinson