History of TTCD

In 2005, the Tyonek Tribal Conservation District (TTCD) was formed as the first Tribal Conservation District in Alaska and the thirty-first in the nation through a mutual agreement between the Native Village of Tyonek (NVT), Tyonek Native Corporation (TNC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The District covers a total of 6.6 million acres of land including the Native Village of Tyonek, and shares its boundaries with Alaska Game Management Unit 16B (see Figure 1).

Staff was first hired at the TTCD in 2011, and since this time the organization has been involved in several projects including moose habitat enhancement, the development of the Tyonek Garden, salmon habitat restoration through culvert replacements, invasive species monitoring and control, and much more. The Tyonek Tribal Conservation District currently has four program areas to address conservation needs and goals. These programs are the Habitat Monitoring & Restoration Program, the Tyonek Grown Program, the Technical Assistance Program, and the Tyonek Youth Conservation Science Program.