Native American Affairs Program

Program Support—California-Great Basin
(Interior Region 10)

Formerly the Mid-Pacific Region

The California-Great Basin Region encompasses southern Oregon, northwestern Nevada, and northern California.   There are approximately 83 federally recognized Indian tribes and bands (8 without a land base) in this region.  The region's Native American Affairs Office coordinates with other Reclamation-wide activities and programs to serve as a bridge between Reclamation and Indian tribes in the region.  In this approach, each of region's five Area Offices seek to obtain Tribal perspectives and to present Reclamation's perspective to Indian tribes.  Understanding each of these perspectives helps to solve problems and achieve goals.

The principal objective of this region's Native American Affairs Office is to increase Tribal opportunities to develop and manage their water resources.  Overall goals and responsibilities in this region include:

  • Solving problems between Reclamation and Indian tribes, preventing problems, and communicating effectively.
  • Ensuring Tribal perspectives are included in Reclamation's decision processes.
  • Consulting with Indian tribes on a government-to-government basis on issues of mutual concern.
  • Increasing Reclamation programs on reservations and rancherias.
  • Participating in Indian Water Rights Settlements.
  • Sharing specialized knowledge with internal and external customers.

There are 15 reservations and 60 rancherias in the region, constituting homelands of 75 Indian tribes.  Of the 75 tribes with land holdings, 58 tribes have land holdings of less than 300 acres.  The reservations and rancherias range from less than 1 acre to more than 476,000 acres, with populations ranging from 10 to more than 5,000 people.

Contact Information
Name, Title Office Telephone Number Email
Kevin Clancy
Regional Native American Affairs Program Manager
Regional Office
2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento CA  95825
(916) 978-5194
Michael Jackson
Area Office Manager
South Central California Area Office
1243 N Street
Fresno CA  93721
(559) 487-5116
Drew Lassard
Area Office Manager
Central California Area Office
7794 Folsom Dam Road
Folsom CA  95630
(916) 988-1707
Donald Bader
Area Office Manager
Northern California Area Office
16349 Shasta Dam Boulevard
Shasta Lake CA  96019
(530) 275-1554
Terri Edwards
Area Office Manager
Lahonton Basin Area Office
705 North Plaza Street, Suite #320
Carson City NV  89701
(775) 882-3436
Alan Heck
Acting Area Office Manager
Klamath Basin Area Office
6600 Washburn
Klamath Falls OR  97603
(541) 880-2588
Tribes in the Region (Adobe PDF)
Last Updated: 8/3/22