Southern Ute Tribal Seal

Natural Resource Enforcement Division

The Mission of the Natural Resource Enforcement Division is to protect all the Natural Resource of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, insure fair and equal application of the laws and regulations while protecting the membership, sovereignty, culture and the traditions of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

Tribal Rangers and Animal Control

Natural Resources Enforcement

The Natural Resource Enforcement Division has been operating under the administration of the Justice and Regulatory. The two programs are, The Tribal Rangers and Animal Control Program.

Tribal Rangers Truck

Tribal Rangers Vehicle – photo Dana Kopf | Southern Ute MIS Dept.

The Division’s Mission is accomplished by:

  • Enforcement of Title 13 Wildlife Code, 18 USC Federal Code, 25 CFR, Title 18 Animal Control Code and other Tribal Codes
  • Investigate all incidents to determine if violations have occurred.
  • Violation notices sent to the appropriate judicial systems.
  • Provide adequate patrol coverage, by maintaining high visibility patrols throughout the reservation, and doing security checks on the gas and oil productions.
  • Maintaining a professional working relationship with other Law Enforcement agencies.
  • Providing Educational presentations, to schools, groups and or when requested.
  • Assisting other Divisions in enforcing their rules and regulations.
  • Posting of the boundaries and property lines of existing and newly purchased property.
  • Checking for valid Fishing license.
  • Checking for valid hunting license and permits.
  • Having crossing permit check stations.