Who We Are

OETA assists 22 Pueblos and Tribes in NM and TX in promoting the enhancement of environmental resources, environmental health and in the protection of tribal lands from environmental hazards and pollutants.

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Environmental Technical Assistance (OETA) is to promote, protect and preserve tribal environments by assisting Pueblos and Tribes in building capacity to enhance tribal values, culture, lands and health.



UST Owner Operator Training
March 9, 2016
Route 66, Casino & Hotel


Air Quality Computations
February 9-12, 2016
Flagstaff, AZ


Tribal Exchange Network Conference

February 9-10, 2016
Isleta Casino and Resort

Click here to download Conference information


February 22-26, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Upcoming ITEP Trainings

ITEP 40Hr HAZWOPER App 2.2016_1.docx
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Get Involved...JOBS!

Check out available job announcements from the 22 tribes and pueblos we serve! For more information please directly contact the tribal administration or human resources office.

Laguna Pueblo

Natural Resources Manager

DEADLINE: February 16, 2016
General Description:
Under the general direction of the Director - ENR, the Natural Resources Manager accomplishes the Natural Resources Program’s strategic objectives by planning, organizing, and supervising all functions required to operate and maintain program and grant requirements. Oversight in direction to enhance, protect, and sustain the development of all natural resources on the Pueblo of Laguna in the areas of wildlife and fisheries management including hunting, forestry and fuel wood, , surface and sub-surface minerals, and wetlands and riparian resources. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resource Management, Biological Sciences, Ecology, Wildlife Sciences, Fisheries Sciences, or
related field required. Must have five (5) years progressive work experience including two (2) years supervisory experience.
Master’s degree in Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Ecology, Wildlife Science or related field preferred. Experience working with Tribes or Pueblos is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Certification in herbicide/pesticide application preferred or obtained within one (1) year of hire. Fluency in the Laguna
language preferred.

Application Process:
Application packets may be submitted by one of the following methods:
1. E-mail to POLemployment@lagunapueblo-nsn.gov;

2. Mail to Pueblo of Laguna Human Resources; P.O. Box 194; Laguna, NM 87026

3. Deliver to the Human Resources Office, 22 Capital Drive; Laguna, NM

4. Fax to (505) 552-9675

For more information, contact Karen Chino, at (505) 552-5778 or by e-mail at the above addres
See job description below for more information.
Laguna Nat. Res. Mngr 2016.pdf
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POL Employment App.pdf
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What's new?

Rio Grande Trail Commission

The "Rio Grande Trail Commission" is created to establish the Rio Grande trail to run the length of the state from Colorado to Texas. The Rio Grande trail shall be a recreation trail for New Mexico residents and visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of New Mexico and the Rio Grande and learn about the culture and history of New Mexico. The trail shall be established in a manner that seeks to minimize environmental impacts and preserve sensitive habitat. The commission shall define and recommend viable path routes of the Rio Grande Trail, mitigate challenges related to its establishment and define and recommend other features, facilities and enhancements needed on the trail. The commission shall also make recommendations to the legislature as needed and report annually to the governor and the appropriate interim committees that deal with water and natural resources and rural and economic development.

Janurary 6, 2016
Las Cruces at the Hotel Encanto, 705 S. Telshor Boulevard, 88011.

NMERD Website

Commisson Members

For more information contact:
January 2016 Agenda RGTC FINAL.DOCX
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