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Atta Stevenson, Laytonville Rancheria, President of Inter Tribal Council of California - State Water Planning Process Water is increasingly an issue in many regions, whether it is tribal rights, [...]
The U.S. EPA's GreenScapes program provides cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for large-scale landscaping. This website provides information on the benefits of GreenScaping, how [...]
Learn about Columbia River history, geology, the headwaters region, First Nations and Native American culture, current issues and challenges to the river. Make educational connections, and provide [...]
The argument that National Monuments impede economic growth doesn’t hold water, say an economist and conservationists. With 98% of public comments in favor of leaving monuments just the way they are, many think the Trump administration is going to make changes to allow more energy and timber development.
The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to decide whether it will hear an appeal from water agencies and rule in the precedent-setting legal fight over whether the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians holds rights to groundwater in the California desert.
Patagonia has just become the first retailer to pull out of a big industry trade show in Utah to protest state leaders’ efforts to strip federal protection of public land.
In the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native Americanactivists achieved one of the most galvanizing environmentalvictories in years — and it all began with a group of teenagers.
Officials representing three Lake County Indian tribes and county officials Monday signed a first-of-its kind local agreement aimed to improve protection of tribal artifacts and cultural resources within the ancient Clear Lake basin. The pact comes as the county and tribes also have been working together to reduce thefts of […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $30 million in funding to native tribes in California and Nevada. The EPA says since most tribes in the Pacific Southwest have small governments, one goal of the funding is to help them develop programs to protect the environment.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the Pueblo of Santa Ana in N.M. has gained authority to administer its own water quality standards and certification programs under the Clean Water Act. The announcement was made today at the Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) meeting at the Pueblo of […]
The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has been recognized for its environmental and recycling efforts. In a formal ceremony Wednesday at the Tribal Annex Building in West Seneca, Patrick Riley of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality said the department’s mission is to protect, preserve and restore the state’s natural […]
After days of procedural wrangling and a marathon debate, the Montana House Wednesday finally endorsed the bill ratifying the controversial Flathead tribal water-rights compact.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 21 grants totaling more than $10 million have been awarded to universities to support critical water problems in rural and agricultural watersheds across the United States.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (Tribe) in western North Carolina has been granted the authority by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to administer the Water Quality Standards program under the Clean Water Act (CWA). With this approval, the Tribe likewise is authorized to administer water quality certifications conducted under […]
One of the biggest issues facing the 2015 Legislature is a mystery to most Montanans, cloaked in the complexities of water law and charged with racial politics: The tribal water-rights compact on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Negotiators for a deal to settle water rights on the Flathead Indian Reservation moved closer to settling some questions about how the agreement would work at a meeting in Missoula on Monday.
Tribes in Calfornia and Nevada have been awarded a combined $10.4 million for environmental improvements to their lands from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Southern California tribes will receive $5.8 million for environmental programs, water infrastructure development, community education and capacity building, while Nevada tribes have been awarded $4.8 […]
Many opponents of the Flathead Water Compact have questioned the legal aspects of such an agreement, but a state legal review has found little to support those doubts. On Monday, the members of the Water Policy Interim Committee and an audience of more than 40 people heard staff legal counsel […]
Olympia is approaching the final transition to a new regional source of drinking water. Since 1949, most of the city’s drinking water has come from McAllister Springs, located on Nisqually tribal land. In October, the city will start tapping the McAllister Wellfield about a mile upstream.
An impressive array of partners will assemble at the old Bayshore Golf Course on Oakland Bay northeast of Shelton on Tuesday to celebrate the purchase of some highly touted Puget Sound nearshore habitat. The $2.3 million acquisition had been in the works for 13 years, ever since the Capitol Land […]
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday weighed in to support the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in its lawsuit against two water districts, backing the tribe’s claims that the local agencies are infringing upon its rights by over-pumping groundwater from the Coachella Valley’s aquifer.
During spring runoff on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, trucks have been spotted draining water from temporarily filled ditches along U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs roads. Water codes are being developed for the Three Affiliated Tribes to address the problem.
The century-long water war between the Klamath Tribes and the farmers and ranchers upstream could be drawing to an end, as negotiations were completed on March 5 for a deal to allocate water in drought-stricken southern Oregon and northern California.
The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation in Ibapah, Utah, joined the Great Basin Water Network’s recent lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management and Department of Interior last week. The lawsuit challenges BLM’s decision to grant a right-of-way for a water pipeline that would destroy irreplaceable cultural and natural […]
The Hoopa Valley Tribal Council has declared a drought emergency. Major concerns resulting from low flow in the Trinity river include higher water temperatures during critical salmon migration times this fall, as well as conditions ideal for the growth of algae and bacteria that could become a health risk. Fire risk […]
The last of four American Indian water rights settlements signed in 2010 is becoming a reality. The White Mountain Apache Tribe plans to build a dam that will send water through a treatment plant and into a pipeline to serve the tribe’s population center.
Two prototype green homes have been built, attempting to regenerate the environment, the people and the culture. Modeled loosely on traditional roundhouses, they will provide a blueprint for 15 new healthy, water-and energy-efficient residences the Pinoleville Pomo Nation hopes to construct.