Environmental Department Mission 

The mission of the Environmental Department is to promote environmental and human health through conservation and management, improving sustainability of our natural and environmental resources for the next seven generations. 

Environmental Department Vision 

The Tribe is a leader in environmental stewardship, demonstrated through conservation of natural resources for the next seven generations.

About the Environmental Department

The Environmental Department is a team of seven full time employees who serve current and future generations of the Tribal Community through stewardship of natural resources.This department implements environmental/natural resource educational outreach and executes culturally-based conservation projects and services with a forward thinking approach. Long term goals of the department include recruiting Tribal Citizens into natural resource and environmental careers and educational paths, and conserving cultural resources for the next seven generations.

ATTENTION: Cultural Knowledge Holders! 

The Match-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is seeking cultural knowledge holders to assist the Tribal Government in carrying out our mission statement. 

Please click here for more information and to download the form. 

Forms can be returned to Jessica Kimble via email Jessica.Kimble@glt-nsn.gov, in person or by postal service at the address provided below.   

Jessica Kimble
Executive Assistant
Gun Lake Tribe
2872 Mission Drive
Shelbyville, MI 49344 

Environmental Staff 

Liz Binoniemi-Smith, Environmental Director
Shawn McKenney, Environmental Specialist
Jason Lorenz, Biologist 
Nikki Yargeau, Natural Resource Outreach Coordinator 
Alex Wieten, Water Resources Specialist
Nick Zyskowski, Environmental Technician
Warren Zimostrad, Stewardship Specialist 
Maria Scarborough, Nmé Technician

Contact the Environmental Department 


2872 Mission Dr. 
Shelbyville, MI 49344