DEC and Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Announce First-Ever State-Tribal Partnership for Area of Concern on U.S. Side of Great Lakes

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 13:46

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) today announced the signing of a historic cooperative agreement that will help accelerate restoration of natural resources and traditional Native American uses within the St. Lawrence River Area of Concern (AOC) near Massena, New York, and the Akwesasne Territory. This cooperative agreement is the first of its kind across the United States portion of the Great Lakes and provides a new roadmap for coordinating studies and restoring natural and cultural resource uses between the two government agencies, while recognizing their unique jurisdictions and shared interests.

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