Environmental Program
       Management Team

Please follow links for Divisions

or use Staff Directory to find  

contact info for all YTEP staff

Kathleen Sloan, Ph.D.
Program Director
(707) 954-7915 cell
(707) 482-1822 ext. 1009 office

Micah Gibson
Assistant Director
Water Division
(707) 954-1996 cell
(707) 482-1822 ext. 1002 office

William Patterson
Assistant Director
Pollution Prevention Division wpatterson@yuroktribe.nsn.us
(707) 954-1865 cell
(707) 482-1822 x 1001 office

Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
15900 Hwy 101 N
PO Box 1027
Klamath, CA 95548

Environmental Program

The Yurok Tribe Environmental Program's (YTEP) mission is to protect the lands, air and water resources of the Yurok Reservation for the benefit of current and future generations of tribal members.

YTEP staff utilize science, traditional knowledge and environmental regulation for the purposes of enhancing tribal sovereignty and expanding environmental regulatory authority of the Tribe to promote and protect these resources within the Yurok Reservation.


Water Division IcoWater Division

    The Water Division focuses on protecting water resources for the Yurok Tribe through monitoring, research and permitting. Programs in this division include Water Quality, Tribal WQ Permitting,Monitoring and Data Management...Learn more

Water Division IcoCommunity & Ecosystems Division

The Community and Ecosystems Division focuses on the interactions between environmental conditions and community health. Programs in this division include: Air Quality, Pesticides, Wetlands, Environmental Health, Climate Change, Brownfields and Environmental Research... Learn more.

Water Division IcoPollution Prevention Division

The Pollution Prevention Division focuses on protecting Yurok Reservation resources and lands through the integrated prevention and remediation of solid and hazardous waste. Programs in this division include the Underground Storage Tank Program, Solid Waste Management, Recycling, Source Water Assessment and Protection, Hazardous Materials Response, Environmental Complaints Investigation... Learn more.



YTEP Completes 4-year study on contaminants and aquatic foods

Final Reports and Outreach Materials can be found below

Project funded by US Environmental Protection Agency

National Center for Environmental Research


Final Results Poster 2013

Final Resource Health Report 2013

Final Community Health Profile Report 2013

Yurok Tribe EPA STAR Final Report and Appendices 2013






 Information Regarding Japan Tsunami Debris

     Guidance on Tsunami Debris Response

     Guidance on Tsunami Debris Assessment

     Guidance on Tsunami Debris Clean Up

     Map of projected route for tsunami debris

     Map of debris on West Coast (June 2012)

If you observe or have questions about Japan Tsunami Debris, or want to report debris arriving within Yurok territory, please contact YTEP Director Kathleen Sloan or Pollution Prevention Division staff William Pattersol or Emery Mattz.

Potential Radiation Contamination from Japan Fukishima Plant Explosion is not endangering Yurok resources:

Migration Maps for Yurok Fishery

Memo on Radiation Testing of Seaweed 2011

Memo on rumors of contamination 2014