Environmental Services

The Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma is committed to using sound scientific methods and a stewardship based approach to aid policymakers in making informed decisions to effectively use the Tribe’s natural resources and protect the health of the Modoc Tribal members, both individually and collectively.

The primary mission of the Modoc Tribe Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) is to establish its presence within the environmental community, accurately assess the Tribe’s environment, and establish the necessary legal infrastructure to regulate the Tribe’s environment and protect the Tribe’s sovereignty.  By doing so, the Tribe will be able to preserve and protect the land and health of its People.

Red Cedar Recycling

Red Cedar Recycling opened in 1996 and is owned and operated by the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. The mission of Red Cedar Recycling is to promote and provide recycling opportunities within the community, as well as educate the public on the importance of recycling and its impact on our environment.

November 2018 Recycling Event


Solar energy is also being implemented in our quest to create a healthy environment.

Introduction to Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.

Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.

Want to find out more? Call the Tribal Environmental Office, 918-542-8176





Did You Know?

Without exception, recycling is the top action society can do to simultaneously improve: the environment, the economy, sustainable manufacturing and to prevent waste from going into oceans.


For further information:


Inter-Tribal Environmental Council

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality