steelheadtroutThe Pinoleville Pomo Nation Environmental Department looks to the protection and restoration of its water and wetlands through riparian restoration, invasive species removal and water quality monitoring.

The PPN has successfully utilized EPA funding for a Clean Water Act Section 106 program, and has used it to conduct tests of water quality in Ackerman Creek and in 5 wells – three monitoring wells constructed with assistance from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and two production wells. We’ve also used EPA funds to conduct a fish count with the Mendocino County Water Resources Agency, and to analyze macro-invertebrates collected during training exercises on the PPN reservation.  Habitat loss and sedimentation are key problems that we continue to address through activities and continued monitoring.