Under the direction of the Natural Resources Grants Manager, the incumbent
will coordinate with LNR Division Managers, LIBC Funding Office, OMB, Contracting and
Accounting Departments to administer awarded grant funds, process grant contracts with funding
agencies, assist with grant applications and contracts, and ensure for compliant and timely expenditure
of grant funds.
The Natural Resources Grants Assistant is a natural resources administration position that serves as
administrative support to the LNR Division Managers under the direction of the LNR Natural
Resources Grants Manager. The incumbent provides the necessary capacity to help meet Lummi
Indian Business Council (LIBC) Treaty reserved rights to hunt, gather, and harvest within the
Nations Usual and Accustomed Areas per the Point Elliot treaty of 1855, including the LIBC
established interim goal of mid- 1980s salmon harvest towards a moderate living from fishing
through hatchery production per LIBC resolution 2015-042. To support the interim salmon harvest
goal, the LIBC directed the Lummi Natural Resources Department to expedite salmon habitat
restoration actions per the LIBC South Fork Nooksack Chinook Disaster Declaration RESO 2021-
159 to avoid a repeat of the 2021 salmon mortality event where 2,500+ South Fork Nooksack
Chinook died because of degraded habitat and adverse effects of climate change.