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  • Natural Resources Director

    Tara Geshick, Natural Resources Director
    Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
    5344 Lakeshore Drive
    Nett Lake, MN 55772
    Office: 218-757-3261 Extension 1300
    Cell: 218-994-1647
    Fax: 218-757-3312
    E-mail: tgeshick@boisforte-nsn.gov
    Website: www.boisforte.com

     

    Career Overview

    I oversee all working matters of programs under Natural Resources: Environmental Services, Forestry, and Conservation. The goal of Natural Resources is to provide the Band with continued hunting, fishing, and gathering for subsistence and culture. I would like to revive our cultural connection to our natural resources melding old ways with the new and ensuring our youth continue that for at least the next seven generations.

     

    Personal Overview

    I was born and raised on the reservation until I moved to the Twin Cities when I turned 18. I remained in the urban area for 10 years before returning to Bois Forte. During my time in the Twin Cities my work history is comprised of banking, scientific study, community development, and gas construction. When I returned to the reservation, I worked for the Band’s Environmental Program in 2001 and I gravitated upward to the position I hold today, Natural Resources Director.

    On a personal note I have four children, attended Orr School, and attended carious colleges including St. Scholastica, Minneapolis Community and Technical College. I am proud to say I made the Dean’s List three times at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

  • Forestry

    Bois Forte Forestry
    2364 Indian Service Road 9
    Nett Lake, MN 55772
    Office: 218-757-3177
    Fax: 218-757-3646

    Lance Hill
    Forestry Program Manager
    Office: 218-757-3177
    Fax: 218-757-3646
    Email: lance.hill@boisforte-nsn.gov

    Brady Boutto
    Forestry Coordinator
    Office: 218-757-3177
    Fax: 218-757-3646
    Email: bboutto@boisforte-nsn.gov

    Brent Villebrun
    Forestry Technician & Wild Land Firefighter
    Office: 218-757-3177
    Fax: 218-757-3646
    Email: brent.villebrun@boisforte-nsn.gov

    Cody Swanson
    Forestry Technician & Wild Land Firefighter
    Office: 218-757-3177
    Fax: 218-757-3646
    Email: cody.swanson@boisforte-nsn.gov

    Javan Villebrun
    Forestry Fire Aide
    Office: 218-757-3177
    Fax: 218-757-3646
    Email: javan.villebrun@boisforte-nsn.gov

     

  • Environmental Services

    Environmental Services Manager
    Bois Forte Natural Resources
    5344 Lakeshore Drive
    Nett Lake, MN 55772
    Office: 218-757-3261 x11300
    Fax: 218-757-3312
    Email: tgeshick@boisforte-nsn.gov 

  • Conservation Officer

    Josh Sherman, Conservation Officer
    Office:218-757-3261
    Cell: 218-410-5761
    Fax: 218-757-3312
    Email: josh.sherman@boisforte-nsn.gov

  • Ecological Resources

    Ecological Resources
    Bois Forte Natural Resources
    5344 Lakeshore Drive
    Nett Lake, MN 55772

    Chris Holm, Ecological Resources Program Director
    Office: 218-757-3261 Extension 1305
    Cell:
    Fax: 218-757-3547
    Email: cholm@boisforte-nsn.gov

    William G. Isham, Water Quality Technician
    Office: 218-757-3261 Extension 1306
    Cell:
    Fax: 218-757-3547
    Email: bisham@boisforte-nsn.gov

    Nicolis Buccholz, Vegetation Removal-Barge Operator
    Office: 218-757-3261 Extension 1306

Bois Forte
Bois Forte Tribal Government - Nett Lake

5344 Lakeshore Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772

Office: 218-757-3261
Toll Free: 1-800-221-8129
Fax: 218-757-3312
Email: Receptionist

Bois Forte Tribal Government - Vermilion

1610 Farm Road South
Tower, MN 55790

Office: 218-753-4542
Fax: 218-753-4055
Email: Receptionist

Urban Office - Minneapolis

1308 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Office: 612-871-6618

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Urban Office - Duluth

201 West Fourth Street, Suite 204
Duluth, MN 55806

Office: 218-336-1048

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