Tribal Perspective on Use of Drones in Superfund and Emergency Response Programs
From ITEP Team
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This presentation was delivered as part of the Tribal Lands and Environment Forum: Virtual Gathering in August 2021 by Erika Wilson with the US EPA, Darlene Jenkins with the Navajo Nation, Natalie McDonald with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and Chelsea Jones with the Cherokee Nation.
There are a multitude of opinions on utilizing drones as part of environmental work over Tribal lands. Some tribes have moved forward to develop their own in house drone programs, some are opting to work with external companies to obtain drone services, and still others might be reluctant due to privacy or other concerns. A panel of Tribal professionals will share their experiences in this arena, including how they have used (or would like to use) drones to enhance their environmental work, challenges they’ve encountered and overcome, and successes they’ve had. This will be followed by a general discussion with all attendees so they can ask questions and share their experiences and thoughts as well.
See Natalie McDonald's story map here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/41e74951a3224d6aad6523b10a9bff09