May 6, 2014
Cherokee company working to preserve natural resources at Everglades National Park
TULSA, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions recently began work for the National Parks Service, South Florida Natural Resources Center (SFNRC). The company is supporting a physical resources monitoring network for freshwater marsh and marine environments at Everglades National Park.
“This federal contract allows our Cherokee company to be actively engaged in natural resources preservation efforts on a national level,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “By helping secure and protect some of our greatest environmental treasures, we play a vital role of ensuring future generations are can learn about and appreciate these natural wonders.”
The four-year contract provides the continuous monitoring of air and water resources at nearly 100 sites spread across the park. The data collected is used to better understand the hydrologic and atmospheric conditions in central Florida and is a vital resource in the planning and decision-making processes.
“Our staff is dedicated to providing the highest caliber service to each of our clients,” said Steven Bilby, president of CNB’s diversified businesses. “We are honored to have the opportunity to assist the NPS with its mission and encourage everyone to take the time to visit the parks and appreciate all they have to offer.”
CNTS supports hydrologic investigations, including resource management studies, restoration assessments, surface-water modeling and water quality studies. CNTS technicians collect surface water levels, rainfall, salinity, and air quality and evaporation data. They also monitor atmospheric deposition and ultraviolet radiations to identify threats to environments within the park.
Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions was formed in 2008 to provide technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency partners. The company provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines, including information technology, science, engineering, construction, research and development, facilities management, program management, and mission support.
CNTS is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., and is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies. For more information, please visit www.cherokee-cnts.com.