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Public-Private Conservation Agreements And The Greater Sage-Grouse, Justin R. Pidot Oct 2018

Public-Private Conservation Agreements And The Greater Sage-Grouse, Justin R. Pidot

Public Land & Resources Law Review

In 2015, the Obama Administration announced its conservation plans for the greater sage-grouse, an iconic bird of the intermountain west.Political leadership at the time described those plans as the “largest landscape-level conservation effort in U.S. history,”and they served as the foundation for a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) that a listing of the bird was not warranted under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”). The Trump Administration appears poised to substantially amend the plans, although an array of interested parties have urged that the plans be left intact. Regardless of the outcome of this debate, conservation of …


Filling The Gap: Commonsense Solutions For Meeting Front Range Water Needs: Executive Summary, Western Resource Advocates, Trout Unlimited, Colorado Environmental Coalition (U.S.) Jun 2011

Filling The Gap: Commonsense Solutions For Meeting Front Range Water Needs: Executive Summary, Western Resource Advocates, Trout Unlimited, Colorado Environmental Coalition (U.S.)

Navigating the Future of the Colorado River (Martz Summer Conference, June 8-10)

8 pages.

"February 2011"

Presented by Drew Beckwith, Water Policy Manager, Western Resource Advocates, on June 10th at Clyde O. Martz Summer Conference 2011, Navigating the Future of the Colorado River Basin

Full report available at: http://www.westernresourceadvocates.org/gap


Slides: Next Evolutionary Steps In State Instream Flow Programs, Lawrence J. Macdonnell Jun 2009

Slides: Next Evolutionary Steps In State Instream Flow Programs, Lawrence J. Macdonnell

Western Water Law, Policy and Management: Ripples, Currents, and New Channels for Inquiry (Martz Summer Conference, June 3-5)

Presenter: Lawrence J. MacDonnell, attorney and consultant, Boulder, CO

27 slides


Navajo Nation Water Settlement & Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Acts Of 2009 (Includes Funding Mechanism For 3 Tribal Water Settlements In Nm), United States 111th Congress Mar 2009

Navajo Nation Water Settlement & Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Acts Of 2009 (Includes Funding Mechanism For 3 Tribal Water Settlements In Nm), United States 111th Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Omnibus Public Land Management, Title X - Water Settlements, Subtitle B - Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, PL 111-11, 123 Stat. 991. ◊ Parties: Navajo Nation and US. Part II, Section 10501 sets up the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund. For each of the fiscal years 2020 through 2029, the US will deposit 120M dollars into the Fund, if it is available, plus any interest which comes from Reclamation’s appropriation. The funds are to be spent on Indian water rights settlements that involve water supply infrastructure, to rehabilitate water delivery systems for conservation, or …


Agenda: The Future Of Natural Resources Law And Policy, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Jun 2007

Agenda: The Future Of Natural Resources Law And Policy, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

The Future of Natural Resources Law and Policy (Summer Conference, June 6-8)

The Natural Resources Law Center's 25th Anniversary Conference and Natural Resources Law Teachers 14th Biennial Institute provided an opportunity for some of the best natural resources lawyers to discuss future trends in the field. The conference focused on the larger, cross-cutting issues affecting natural resources policy. Initial discussions concerned the declining role of scientific resource management due to the increased inclusion of economic-cost benefit analysis and public participation in the decision-making process. The effectiveness of this approach was questioned particularly in the case of non-market goods such as the polar bear. Other participants promoted the importance of public participation and …


Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Water Resource Code (2007), Shoshone-Bannock Tribes May 2007

Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Water Resource Code (2007), Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Tribal Water Code: 2007 Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Water Resource Code (WATR-07-S1 (2007). This Code establishes the Tribal Water Resources Commission and the Tribal Water Resources Dept; provides water allocation guidelines; structures a license and permitting system; determines effects of non-use and attempted adverse possession; provides penalties and enforcement; and sets up hearings and appeals. [Source: http://www.shoshonebannocktribes.com/elements/documents/water/2007-Sec-Int-Water-Code.pdf]


Climate Justice: The Next Movement [Outline], Richard J. Lazarus Mar 2007

Climate Justice: The Next Movement [Outline], Richard J. Lazarus

The Climate of Environmental Justice: Taking Stock (March 16-17)

Presenter: Richard J. Lazarus, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

2 pages.


Slides: The Centennial Of The Antiquities Act: A Cause For Celebration?, James R. Rasband Oct 2006

Slides: The Centennial Of The Antiquities Act: A Cause For Celebration?, James R. Rasband

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

Presenter: Professor James R. Rasband, Brigham Young University School of Law

20 slides


Slides: Forestry On The Yakama Reservation: The Balancing Of Natural Resources Management, Philip Rigdon Jun 2005

Slides: Forestry On The Yakama Reservation: The Balancing Of Natural Resources Management, Philip Rigdon

Community-Owned Forests: Possibilities, Experiences, and Lessons Learned (June 16-19)

Presenter: Philip Rigdon, Yakama Nation, Toppenish, WA

64 slides


Slides: A Fine Line Between Success And Failure In Partnerships, Greg Neudecker Jun 2005

Slides: A Fine Line Between Success And Failure In Partnerships, Greg Neudecker

Community-Owned Forests: Possibilities, Experiences, and Lessons Learned (June 16-19)

Presenter: Greg Neudecker, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Great Falls, MT

48 slides


Agenda: Energy Field Tour 2003, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Aug 2003

Agenda: Energy Field Tour 2003, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Energy Field Tour 2003 (August 11-16)

Congressional staff tour held August 11-16, 2003

Summary: Binder of assorted articles, maps, brochures and other materials prepared for participants of the tour

Contents:

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2003: BLUE SPRUCE PEAKER PLANT: University of Colorado Natural Resources Law Center : congressional staff tour of Blue Spruce Energy Center / Peggy Duxbury -- 'Power Struggle', National Journal, June 27, 2003 / Margaret Kritz -- 'Calpine's Blue Spruce Energy Center begins commercial operation', Calpine press release, April 17, 2003 -- NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LAB: NREL at a glance -- NREL technologies -- SHOSHONE HYDROELECTRIC PLANT: 'River District Board supports spring Shoshone call …


Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act Of 2003, United States 108th Congress Jun 2003

Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act Of 2003, United States 108th Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2003, PL 108-34, 117 Stat. 782 (June 23, 2003). Parties: Zuni Tribe, US, AZ. The Act ratifies the Settlement Agreement concerning Zuni Indian Tribe water rights in the Little CO River basin, AZ. It authorizes appropriations for acquisition of water rights and associated lands and, for fiscal years 2004 through 2006; and for actions necessary to restore, rehabilitate, and maintain the Zuni Heaven Reservation, including the Sacred Lake, wetlands, and riparian areas. The US shall take legal title of specified lands in the Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian …


Maps Of The Klamath Basin And Key Water-Related Events In The Upper Klamath Basin, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Jun 2003

Maps Of The Klamath Basin And Key Water-Related Events In The Upper Klamath Basin, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Water Negotiation Workshop (June 4-5)

5 pages.

Contents:

Maps of Klamath Basin -- Key water-related events in the Upper Klamath Basin

Excerpted from: Ron Hathaway & Teresa Welch, Water Allocation in the Klamath Reclamation Project, 2001: An Assessment of Natural Resource, Economic, Social, and Institutional Issues with a Focus on the Upper Klamath Basin 31-34, 43 (Oregon State University, University of California, reprinted May 2003). Full report available in Klamath Waters Digital Library at http://digitallib.oit.edu/cdm/ref/collection/kwl/id/9442.


Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement In The Little Co River Basin, Zuni Indian Tribe Et Al Jun 2002

Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement In The Little Co River Basin, Zuni Indian Tribe Et Al

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Settlement Agreement: Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement in the Little CO River Basin (June 7. 2002) Parties: Zuni Indian Tribe, US, AZ, AZ Game & Fish Commission, AZ State Land Department, AZ State Parks Board, St. Johns Irrigation & Ditch Co., Lyman Water Co., Round Valley Water Users’ Ass’n, Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement & Power District, Tucson Electric Power Co., City of St. Johns, Town of Eagar, and Town of Springerville.

The Agreement resolves the Zuni Indian Tribe water rights in the Little CO River basin, AZ. The Zuni Tribe intends to reestablish and maintain the wetland environment …


Coalbed Methane In The San Juan Basin Of Colorado And New Mexico, Catherine Cullicott, Carolyn Dunmire, Jerry Brown, Chris Calwell Apr 2002

Coalbed Methane In The San Juan Basin Of Colorado And New Mexico, Catherine Cullicott, Carolyn Dunmire, Jerry Brown, Chris Calwell

Coalbed Methane Development in the Intermountain West (April 4-5)

35 pages (includes color illustrations and maps).

Contains 6 pages of endnotes.


Water Allocation Compacts In The West: An Overview, Douglas S. Kenney Jan 2002

Water Allocation Compacts In The West: An Overview, Douglas S. Kenney

Books, Reports, and Studies

14 p. : charts ; 28 cm


Fort Belknap-Mt Compact Of 2001, Montana Apr 2001

Fort Belknap-Mt Compact Of 2001, Montana

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Settlement & State Legislation: No separate settlement agreement. Fort Belknap-Montana compact ratified. (MCA 85-20-1001) (April 16, 2001) Parties: Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes of the Fort Belknap Reservation, MT and US. The Tribes have right to 645 c/f/s from the Milk River and its tributaries upstream from Reservation diversion point with a priority date of October 17, 1855. Off-stream storage is limited to 60,000 a/f and up to 125 c/f/s is for irrigation and other historical purposes. Tribes have right to develop surface water in the Milk River Basin for livestock impoundments provided they don't use more than 30 a/f/y. …


Shivwits Band Of The Paiute Indian Tribe Of Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement, Shivwits Band Of The Paiute Indian Tribe Of Ut Et Al Jan 2001

Shivwits Band Of The Paiute Indian Tribe Of Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement, Shivwits Band Of The Paiute Indian Tribe Of Ut Et Al

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Settlement Agreement: Shivwits Band of The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement (Jan. 18, 2001) Parties: Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of UT, UT, US, New Santa Clara Field Canal Co., Ivins Irrigation Co., Gunlock Irrigation Co., Lower Gunlock Reservoir Corp., New Santa Clara Field Canal Co., Washington County Water Conservancy District, City of St. George, St. George Field Canal Co., Bloomington Canal Co., Southgate Irrigation Co,. Edward Bowler. (Shivwitz Band Only, not the other 4 Bands of Utah Paiutes) The Band will have use of a total of 4000 acre-feet per year including 100 …


2000 Amendments To Colorado Utes Settlement Act Of 1988, United States 106th Congress Dec 2000

2000 Amendments To Colorado Utes Settlement Act Of 1988, United States 106th Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Colorado Ute Indian Water Rights Settlement Act Amendments of 2000 in Consolidated Appropriations Act of Dec. 21, 2001 (PL 106-554, Appendix D, Title III, 114 Stat. 2763A-258 ). The timetable set forth in the Settlement Agreement has not been met. The irrigation water provisions cannot be met due to Endangered Species Act, biological opinions and Federal Water Pollution Control Act requirements which reduce the amount that can be drawn from the Animas and La Plata Rivers. The facilities and amount of water must be significantly reduced. To compensate the Tribes, capital costs are waived and funds for natural …


Shivwits Band Of The Paiute Indian Tribe Of Utah Water Rights Settlement Act Of 2000, United States 106th Congress Aug 2000

Shivwits Band Of The Paiute Indian Tribe Of Utah Water Rights Settlement Act Of 2000, United States 106th Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Water Rights Settlement, PL 106-263, 114 Stat. 737 ( Aug. 18, 2000) Parties: US, City of St. George, & Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah. (Not other Bands of Ut Paiute Tribe) The Act provides for St. George (Utah) Water Reuse to divert and transport water for use by City of St. George and the Shivwits Band (2K acre-feet annually). St. George and the Band ($15M) will pay for the project. The Santa Clara Project will deliver 1,900 acre-feet annually to the Band. This project will …


Agenda: Outdoor Recreation: Promise And Peril In The New West, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Colorado. Bureau Of Land Management Jun 1998

Agenda: Outdoor Recreation: Promise And Peril In The New West, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Colorado. Bureau Of Land Management

Outdoor Recreation: Promise and Peril in the New West (Summer Conference, June 8-10)

Co-sponsored by the Natural Resources Law Center and the Colorado Bureau of Land Management.

The conference will explore several components of the “promise and peril” of the ongoing outdoor recreation explosion. The conference will begin on the morning of June 8 with a series of introductory presentations designed to place the outdoor recreation movement in a useful historical and socioeconomic context. This material will be followed in the afternoon session by a discussion of environmental impacts of outdoor recreation, recognizing that the diversity and magnitude of impacts is as broad as the industry itself. This discussion will be followed on …


Confederated Tribes Of The Warm Springs Reservation Water Rights Settlement Agreement, Confederated Tribes Of The Warm Springs Reservation Et Al Nov 1997

Confederated Tribes Of The Warm Springs Reservation Water Rights Settlement Agreement, Confederated Tribes Of The Warm Springs Reservation Et Al

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Reservation, and long-term cooperative management of the waters. The Tribes shall not convert any existing non-consumptive use to a consumptive use. The Agreement designates the amounts of instream flows and diverted water for the Tribes. The Tribes have the first priority for their Tribal Reserved Water Right; however, existing State law water rights will not be curtailed in favor of the Tribal Reserved water right. The water right may be obtained from surface or groundwater. A part of the Tribal Reserved Water Right may be used off reservation, subject to federal, state and Tribal Law. While used on Reservation the …


Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Compact, Mt, Chippewa-Cree Tribe Apr 1997

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Compact, Mt, Chippewa-Cree Tribe

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Settlement - State Legislation: There is no stand alone settlement agreement: Water Rights Compact - MT, Chippewa-Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy's Reservation & US of 1997 (MCA 85-20-601) This Compact arose out of a MT state court water rights adjudication. It serves both as settlement agreement and state legislation. The Compact sets forth the Tribe’s rights and involve Stoneman Reservoir, East Fork Reservoir, Gravel Coulee, Lower Big Sandy Creek, Ancestral Missouri River Channel Aquifer, Box Elder Creek, Beaver Creek, Camp Creek, Duck Creek, Gorman Creek, Lake Elwell, Bonneau Reservoir, Brown’s Reservoir, and new impoundments. It identifies rights in groundwater and …


Nfma In Relation To Stewardship, Science, Community And Culture: Some Points Of View From The Alaska Region, Phil Janik, Neil Hagadorn, Rai Behnert Sep 1996

Nfma In Relation To Stewardship, Science, Community And Culture: Some Points Of View From The Alaska Region, Phil Janik, Neil Hagadorn, Rai Behnert

The National Forest Management Act in a Changing Society, 1976-1996: How Well Has It Worked in the Past 20 Years?: Will It Work in the 21st Century? (September 16-18)

10 pages.


Decisionmaking And The Eis On Operations Of Glen Canyon Dam, Rick L. Gold Jun 1995

Decisionmaking And The Eis On Operations Of Glen Canyon Dam, Rick L. Gold

Sustainable Use of the West's Water (Summer Conference, June 12-14)

16 pages.


Northern Cheyenne Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act Of 1992, Amendments Of 1994, United States 103rd Congress May 1994

Northern Cheyenne Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act Of 1992, Amendments Of 1994, United States 103rd Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Northern Cheyenne Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act of 1994, Sec. 1. PL 103-263, 108 Stat. 575. Amending PL 102-374 by adding provisions assigning responsibility of cost of environmental compliance for Tongue River Dam Project to the US, including reimbursements to MT. [Source| http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=GPO&browsePath=United+States+Statutes+at+Large+%28Digitized%29%2F1994&isCollapsed=false&leafLevelBrowse=false&isDocumentResults=true&ycord=1025]


Contract Between The United States And The Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Nation, United States Dec 1992

Contract Between The United States And The Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Nation, United States

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Settlement Agreement: Contract between the US and the Jicarilla Apache Tribe (Dec. 8, 1992). Parties: Jicarilla Apache Nation and US. The contract will come into effect when certain decrees are entered, claims dismissed, and cases resolved. When a decree is entered in the water rights adjudication styled NM v. US of the NM San Juan River system added to the decree in NM v. Aragon, a second water rights adjudication in NM will fully describe the Nation’s reserved water rights, that is, diversion not to exceed 40K acre-feet per year from the two stream systems. This water will come from …


Ute Indian Rights Settlement Act, United States 102nd Congress Oct 1992

Ute Indian Rights Settlement Act, United States 102nd Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation, Title V - Ute Indian Rights Settlement of the 1992 Act To authorize addition Act to authorize additional appropriations for the construction of the Buffalo Bill Dam & Reservoir, Shoshone Project, Pick-Sloan MO Basin Program, WY, PL 102-575, 106 Stat. 4601, 4650 (Oct. 30, 1992). Parties: US & Ute Tribe. The 1990 Compact is ratified. The Act and revised Ute Indian Compact of 1990 are intended to quantify the Tribe’s reserved water rights; allow increased beneficial use of the water and put the Tribe in the same economic position it would have enjoyed had the Upalco and Uintah …


San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act Of 1992, San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act, United States 102nd Congress Oct 1992

San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act Of 1992, San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act, United States 102nd Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: San Carlos Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 1992, Title 37 of An Act to authorize additional appropriations for the construction of the Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir, Shoshone Project, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Wyoming (Oct. 30, 1992) PL 102-575, 106 Stat. 4600, 4740. Parties: San Carlos Apache Tribe, US, AZ, Salt River Project Agricultural Improve and Power District, Roosevelt Water Conservation District, Buckeye Irrigation District, Buckeye Water Conservation and Drainage District, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert and Central AZ Water Conservation District. Tribe is a part of the Gila Water Rights Adjudication. This Act ratifies …


Northern Cheyenne Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act Of 1992, United States 102nd Congress Sep 1992

Northern Cheyenne Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act Of 1992, United States 102nd Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Northern Cheyenne Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act of 1992. PL 102-374, 106 Stat. 1186. Parties: US & Northern Cheyenne Nation. The Act ratifies a Compact with MT on June 11, 1991. The Northern Cheyenne Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement Trust Fund will be established in the US Treasury, but the Tribe shall make a $11.5 million loan available to MT to assist with the Tongue River Dam Project costs (estimated at $52.2 million). For the Tribe itself, there are authorized $7.4 million in 1995, $9 million in 1996 and $5.1 million in 1997. $3.5 million is authorized …