CRNA Brownfield Tribal Response Program

What is the Tribal Response Program?

The Tribal Response Program, TRP, is an EPA program to assist tribes to identify, inventory, assess, and ultimately clean up Brownfield sites so those sites can be reused or redeveloped.

A Brownfield site is defined by the U.S. EPA as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminates.”

Brownfield sites are contaminated sites that could be targeted for cleanup and redevelopment.

Copper River Native Association TRP works with tribes to address contaminated, or Brownfield, sites that impact the health of the community and the environment. The goal of the TRP program is to clean up and reuse Brownfield sites in your area in a way that benefits the community.

Examples of a Brownfield site include, but are not limited to:

  • Old dump sites
  • Old BIA schools
  • Former military sites
  • Former gas stations
  • Abandoned structures
  • Abandoned tank farms
  • Old auto repair shops

Reporting a Brownfield site

Do you know of any property that could be a Brownfield site? Share your knowledge with the TRP Coordinator!

Contact TRP Coordinator Sarah Sherwood at 907-822-8846 or [email protected] or come by the CRNA office.

Or Fill out CRNA’s Brownfield Assessment Form and return to CRNA.

***Our Brownfields program is not meant for spill responses***

If you would like to report a spill, please contact AK Spill Response
Central Alaska: (907) 269-3063
Outside of business hours: (800) 478-9300

Copper River Native Association Brownfield Public Record


Communities We Serve

Native Village of Gakona

Gulkana Village Council

Native Village of Tazlina

Native Village of Kluti-Kaah

Native Village of Cantwell


TRP Coordinator

Sarah Sherwood

Phone: 907.822.8846

Email: [email protected]