6 Treaty Protection and Implementation Programs Tribes and their treaty commissions employ scientists, technicians, conservation enforcement officers, public information specialists, and policy advisors to carry out their comprehensive treaty rights protection and implementation programs. They also support tribal courts which adjudicate alleged offenders. Their programs ensure that appropriate regulations are developed and implemented to enforce allowable harvest limits, protect public safety, and guarantee an ongoing supply of healthy fish, game, and plants for generations to come. They: • assess natural resource populations, conduct biological and scientific research, and monitor and report harvest; • develop management plans and conservation codes; • provide law enforcement officers to enforce tribal conservation codes and to participate in regional emergency services networks; • negotiate and implement agreements with state, federal, and local agencies; • implement protocols between member Tribes and States for determining natural resource harvestable surpluses and treaty harvest limits/quotas; • protect, enhance, and restore natural resources and habitat; and • prepare and disseminate public information materials to counter misconceptions and minimize user conflicts. Tribal conservation codes regulate the time, manner and place of ceded territory harvest activities. They establish things like season dates, bag limits, quota restrictions, and gear restrictions. Permits are required for ceded territory harvests to ensure that tribal members comply with the appropriate regulations. Elders pass treaty knowledge to youth during a fall harvest camp.