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

Most recently, 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 through the Navajo Nation System and stored electronically.

164 PROCESS

GLDD administratively processes 164 projects electronically using our unique software; The Navajo Nation System. This allows projects to be reviewed by Navajo EPA, Department of Water Resources, Fish & Wildlife, Historic & Heritage Preservation Department, Division of Natural Resources Administration, Navajo Land Department and Minerals in a timely manner.
GLDD has greatly reduced the time in which it took to process development applications by switching to electronic processing.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTALS

  • Filing Fee
  • Letter of Application
  • (Telecom Lease or ROW Application if applicable)
  • 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
    » Mission Site Process
    » 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

Howard Draper
Projects & Program Specialist
☎ (928) 871-6359
howarddraper@frontiernet.net

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

Belinda Chee
Senior ROW Agent
☎ (435) 651-3504
belchee@frontier.com

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

Stevie Hudson
Senior Office Specialist
☎ (928) 871-6423
steviehudson@frontier.com

Michelle Hoskie
Office Specialist
☎ (928) 871-6447
michellehoskie@frontier.com

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