Our Commitment

The NC Tribe operates a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields program to ensure assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of contaminated properties within our reservation. The EPA created the Tribal Brownfields Response Program to assist tribes with environmental legacies and issues in Indian country such as:

1. Develop basic administrative infrastructure to pass new ordinances and laws;
2. Control illegal open dumping and develop emergency response plans;
3. Remediate and remove leaking underground storage tanks;
4. Remove and cleanup methamphetamine contaminated homes;
5. Abate and remove asbestos and lead-based paint; and,
6. Address air pollution.

What is a Brownfield?

A Brownfield site is defined by EPA as real property where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of these properties creates new opportunities for housing, commercial space, and tribal buildings.

Our Sites

Currently, our tribe has been awarded both an EPA Tribal Response Program grant as well as an EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant. Using EPA funds, we plan to assess and cleanup leaking underground storage tank sites and abate and remove asbestos, lead-based paint, and methamphetamine within tribal housing and commercial buildings on our reservation.

Current Sites
  • Cady’s Gas Station – Lame Deer, MT
  • Fox Station – Lame Deer, MT
  • Our Station – Lame Deer, MT
  • Thunder Child Property – Sheridan, WY
Completed Sites