The Forest County Potawatomi Community is a leading voice for environmental protection and sustainability in Wisconsin. The Tribe successfully fought to obtain a Class I clean air designation for their reservation lands - the highest quality designation given by the EPA. The Potawatomi were also successful in protecting thousands of acres of wetlands and saved billions of gallons of groundwater from contamination by fighting a proposed mine in Crandon, Wisconsin.
Today, the Potawatomi continue to advocate the importance of sustaining our natural resources and maintaining clean air, water and land. The Tribe is involved in a number of significant initiatives, both to lighten its own environmental footprint while also working with others to significantly reduce environmental impacts within Wisconsin. These efforts ensure the Tribe's cultural ties to the Mother Earth remain strong and Wisconsin's Northwoods remain clean, pristine, and beautiful for our children and grandchildren.