Native American Natural Resources

Gallagher & Kennedy is highly qualified to advise tribal clients on the many challenges of cultural and natural resources protection.  Our attorneys are equipped to address a tribe’s immediate needs as well as develop effective long-term strategies for the protection of cultural and natural resources for future generations.  Specifically, our attorneys can assist tribal clients with issues regarding:

  • Natural resource management and preservation
  • Regulatory requirements necessary to protect tribal air, water and lands, as well as the development of programs to protect these important resources
  • Water and mineral development
  • Protection of cultural, historic and sacred sites
  • Development and operation of tribal utility organizations
  • Interfacing with public utilities, including negotiating; easements between tribes and the utilities
  • Power purchase agreements