Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Tribal Council Chairman to serve on natural resources multi-state advisory committee
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas’ Tribal Council Chairman to serve on natural resources multi-state advisory committee
Bryan, Texas, July 24, 2012 – Kyle Williams, Tribal Council Chairman of the Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas, has been selected to serve on the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Regional Tribal Council Advisory Committee (RTCAC), for a two year term.
“This is indeed great news that Kyle Williams has been selected to serve on this important regional advisory committee. Texas NRCS has worked closely with the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas over the years providing quality technical assistance and funding opportunities,” said Salvador Salinas, NRCS Texas State Conservationist. “I look forward to strengthening our partnership and teamwork as we continue our work focused on the natural resources of Tribal lands.”
The Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas is located in the Big Thicket of East Texas in Polk County. There are an estimated 1,150 members, of which 600 live on the 10,200 acre reservation.
The regional advisory committee will assist NRCS in areas such as identifying regional natural resource concerns or issues on Tribal lands. The RTCAC provides a platform and opportunity for dialogue and interaction in areas such as promoting strong partnerships and teamwork, providing quality technical and financial assistance, enhancing natural resources conservation, while providing an opportunity to offer feedback on agency programs, services and technologies.