Natural & Cultural Resources
Huhugam Heritage Center
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Cultural Resources Management Program
The Cultural Resource Management Program (CRMP) was formed to help interpret, protect, and perpetuate the culture and traditions of Akimel O'otham and Pee-Posh tribes. The department provides cultural resource management and compliance services to all GRIC departments and other tribal and non-tribal entities working on the reservation, or in the interest of the Community, in fulfillment of GRIC ordinances and federal and state lawsand regulations. CRMP provides archaeological and cultural resource expertise for the management of archaeological sites, cultural properties, and for Community artifact collections.
P.O. Box 2140
192 South Skill Center Road, Bldg. 200
Department of Environmental Quality
The Department of Environmental Quality’s primary responsibility is to protect human health and the environment. The Department works with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that facilities within the Community’s boundaries are in compliance with environmental laws and ordinances. The long term goals of the Department are to reduce injuries, illnesses or fatalities due to pollution. The Department is committed to protecting the environment and quality of life at the Gila River Indian Community.
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) Program within the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) serves as primary staff support and contact for the Chemical Tribal Emergency Response Commission (CTERC.) The EPCRA office receives Federal and Tribal required chemical inventory reports from facilities with hazardous chemicals on behalf of the CTERC for chemical emergency planning and Community Right-To-Know.
Name: Ondrea Barber, Director
Phone Number: 520-562-2234
Address: P.O. Box 97
Fax Number: 520-562-2245
Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project
The Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project's (P-MIP) mission is to develop and construct a water delivery system for the beneficial use of Community water resources. P-MIP is planning, designing and constructing a water delivery system that will enable the Community to use its settlement and existing water resources to irrigate a system of approximately 95,000 acres.
P.O. Box C
192 South A Street