About HERO

Recognizing the fragmented review processes of major external projects that were effecting Tribal Natural and Cultural Resources and Enterprises, Seminole Tribe Council established the Heritage and Environment Resources Office (HERO) to coordinate the complex review processes completed by the Tribal and Historic and Preservation Office (THPO) and Environmental Resource Management Departments by placing these Departments under the HERO umbrella. The staff of the HERO office under the direction of Dr. Paul Backhouse coordinates all State, Federal and Regional Review processes and coordinates and directs one concerted review and coordination effort for the Tribe. These reviews are directed by experienced scientists and policy experts to ensure consistent scientific position statements that provide informed scientific positions to Tribal Council. HERO staff includes: