NLD

General Land Development Department

The Navajo Nation General Land Development Department administers developmental actions on approximately 17 million acres of Navajo Trust and Fee Lands with the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. GLDD is among thirteen departments within the Division of Natural Resources in the Navajo Nation Government. GLDD is charges with leasing authority of Telecommunications; Easements for all Right-of-Ways (Oil & Gas lines, Power lines, Water lines, Service Line Agreements, etc.), Land Withdrawals, Permits, Mission Sites, Permit to Drill and Permission to survey.

GENERAL LEASING REGULATIONS OF 2013

The US Department of Interior approved the “Navajo Nation General Leasing Regulations of 2013”, giving the Navajo Nation authority to issue its own leases, permits, agriculture, public relations, education, recreation, and residential leases on fee and trust lands. Thus, the Navajo Nation established a General Land Development Department to process all leases and conduct environmental reviews. All leases, permits and Rights-of-Way are electronically processed and stored in the Navajo Nation System.

164 PROCESS

GLDD administratively processes 164 projects electronically using our unique software. All projects are reviewed and voted on by all pertinent Executive offices and approved in a timely manner. Utilizing the aforementioned software, GLDD has greatly expedited the 164 Review Process and ensures transparency and efficiency. GLDD has greatly reduced the time in which it took to process development applications by switching to electronic processing.

GLDD

The Navajo Nation General Land Development Department (GLDD) administers developmental actions on approximately 17 million acres of Navajo Trust and Fee Lands with the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. GLDD is charged with the leasing and permitting authority for all Navajo Nation Trust and Fee lands. GLDD handles permits and leases for Telecommunication Towers, Right-of-Ways (Oil, Gas, Electrical, and Water), Service Line Agreements, Land Withdrawals, Mission Site Permits, Permits to Drill and Permissions to Survey.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTALS

  • Filing Fee
  • Letter of Application
  • Environmental Reviews (Biological and Cultural Resources Compliance Form)
  • Field Clearance / Consents
  • Legal Survey
  • Supporting Chapter Resolution

FORMS/DOCUMENTS

    » General Leasing Regulations

    » Land Withdrawal Process

    » Land Withdrawal Designation Checklist

    » Application for Mission Site

    » Telecommunication Tower Checklist

    » Telecommunication Tower Site Lease

    » Consent Form #1

    » Records Request Form

    » Filing Fees


For more information please contact:
Elerina Yazzie
Department Manager
☎ (928) 871-7197
e_yazzie@navajo-nsn.gov

Steven Chischilly, Jr.
Environmental Specialist
☎ (928) 871-6490
stchischilly@navajo-nsn.gov

Belinda Chee
Senior ROW Agent
☎ (435) 651-3504
belindachee@navajo-nsn.gov

Howard Martinez
Land Support Agent
☎ (928) 871-6435
hmartinez@navajo-nsn.gov

Michelle Hoskie
Office Specialist
☎ (928) 871-6447
michellehoskie@navajo-nsn.gov

Address: P.O. Box 69 St. Michaels, AZ 86511