The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is one of nine federally recognized Native American Tribes in the State of Oregon. The Tribe upholds Tribal Government, protects and preserves Tribal sovereignty, history, culture and the general welfare of the Tribal membership, and serves to provide for the long-term economic needs of the Tribe and its members through the economic development and cultural preservation of Tribal lands. The Tribe promotes a strong work ethic and personal independence for Tribal members, while strongly upholding the “government to government” relationship with local, State and Federal governments. While a sovereign people, the Tribe is committed to community and constantly strives to maintain and develop strong cooperative relationships that benefit the Tribe and local communities throughout Southern Oregon. The Tribe has government offices located in Roseburg and Medford and remains an active contributor to the advancement of social and economic opportunity for the Rogue Valley as it has since time immemorial.
The Tribe’s Natural Resources Department is dedicated to working to protect, preserve, and restore the flora, fauna, and earth of our native Oregon, to keep the connection to cultural sites and history alive and well, and to ensure a bright future for coming generations. The department includes the Cultural Resources Program, the Water and Environmental Resources Program, GIS Operations, Lands and Wildlife Program and Lands and Realty Program. Tribal staff work with community partners, including the Rogue Basin Partnership and its member-partners to implement restoration work throughout the Tribe’s Ancestral Territory. Examples of Tribal Natural Resources projects include stream and riparian restoration, native plant restoration, invasive species removal, fisheries surveys and management, wetlands delineation and monitoring, water quality monitoring, cultural resources surveys, monitoring and protection, GIS services, and wildlife research and management. Read more at https://www.cowcreek.com/