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DEC and Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announce first-ever state-tribal partnership for Area of Concern on U.S. side of Great Lakes


January 23, 2020

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) signed a cooperative agreement that will accelerate restoration of natural resources and traditional Native American uses within the St. Lawrence River Area of Concern (AOC) near Massena, and the Akwesasne territory.

This cooperative agreement is the first of its kind across the United States portion of the Great Lakes and provides a new roadmap for coordinating studies and restoring natural and cultural resource uses between the two government agencies, while recognizing their unique jurisdictions and shared interests, according to the announcement from the DEC.


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