Chinle Agency Grazing – District 4
“Attain sustainability of Land, People, Water and Agricultural resources through conservation, protection and preservation.”
Hardrock Chapter District Grazing Committee Member
Provide guidance the Dine people in the stewardship of Mother Earth by providing leadership, knowledge and technological assistance in the management and conservation of her resources, for the inheritance of generations to come. The Navajo Department of Agriculture (NNDA) is established under the Division of National Resources within Executive Branch of the Navajo Nation. Today, the Nation Department of Agriculture is the lead agency in planning, coordination, and management of all programs, policies and regulatory provisions designed to protect and preserve Navajo rangelands, livestock and agricultural resources. NNDA strives in the redevelopment of a viable rural economy for the Dine people, focused on livestock ownership, commercial and subsistence farming enterprises. Establish efficient range management programs and practices; consistent with the principles and established guidelines for conservation of soil and water resources. NNDA provides technical assistance and educational outreach to Navajo ranchers, farmers and communities on various livestock and agricultural issues. The department facilitates and fosters coalitions among county, state and federal agencies to assist Navajo communities with their agricultural and livestock needs. Finally, NNDA provides administrative, guidance and support services to District Grazing Committees, Farm Boards and Eastern Land Boards Members, with emphasis on regulatory oversight in accordance to the specified provisions of Title III of the Navajo Nation Code
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Livestock Inventories, and follow-ups.
- Livestock vaccinations and Branding.
- Range, windmill , spring, and earthen dam assessments
- Range dispute resolution.
- Investigate trespass and disputes.
- Homesite lease Field clearances.
- Land withdrawal field clearances.
- Easement and rights of way field clearances.
- Recommend grazing permit transfers.
- Recommend Land use permit issuance and transfers.
- Recommend probates on grazing permits and LUP’s.
- Monthly Grazing Meetings for Permittees and Land users.
- Monthly Agency Grazing Meetings for Agency issues.
- Monthly Planning Meetings.
- Monthly Chapter Meetings.