The Resources Committee of the Navajo Nation Council is the legislative oversight of the Division of Natural Resources that includes the Navajo Nation Department of Fish & Wildlife (NNDFW). It has the responsibility and authority to adopt policies, procedures and regulations that protect the biological resources of the Navajo Nation. The Resources Committee, by Resolution No. RCMA-34-03, dated March 13, 2003, approved the Biological Resource Land Clearance Policies and Procedures formerly referred to as the BRLC. The purpose of the RCP is to assist the Navajo Nation government and chapters ensure compliance with federal and Navajo laws which protect, wildlife resources, including plants, and their habitat resulting in an expedited land use clearance process.
The NNDFW is established, “to conserve, protect, enhance and restore the Navajo Nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and their habitat, through aggressive management programs for the spiritual, cultural and material benefit of present and future generations of the Navajo Nation”. After years of research and study, the NNDFW has identified and mapped wildlife habitat and sensitive areas that cover the entire Navajo Nation.