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Resources Related to Water: Conserve It

Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans

Find an array of environmental and science based lesson plans, activities and ideas on the topics of Air, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Energy, Health, Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, and [...]

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Climate Ready Water Utilities Toolbox

The CRWU Toolbox provides access to resources containing climate-related information relevant to water. These resources include several categories of information and can be searched by geographic [...]

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Training for Water Professionals

The mission of the Montana Water Center is to investigate and resolve Montana's water problems and to foster water-resources stewardship by: sponsoring water-related research; and providing training, [...]

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Tribal Participation in State Water Planning: Network Conference Call

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, [...]

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Tribal Participation in State Water Planning

In July 2009, the Tribal P2 Monthly Conference Call featured Atta Stevenson, member of Laytonville Rancheria and President of Inter Tribal Council of California. Atta has been deeply involved in the [...]

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Rain Barrel and Garden Conservation Methods

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Tribal Workgroup Conference Call Tuesday June 17, 2008 at 2 pm EDT, 1 pm CDT, Noon MDT, 11am PDT Guest Speaker: Network Co-Chair Shannon Judd discussing [...]

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GreenScapes – Environmentally Beneficial Landscaping

EPA Greenscapes

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 [...]

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The Columbia River Virtual Field Trip: an Amazing Watershed Journey

The Columbia River Field Trip

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 [...]

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High Performance School Design On-Line Training

Helps architects and engineers design more sustainable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient K-12 school buildings. The 25-course curriculum includes an online curriculum with CHPS and LEED design [...]

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Collaborators with Expertise in Water: Conserve It

Funding Related to Water: Conserve It

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Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners in innovative, workable and cost-effective approaches to benefit farming, ranching, and forest [...]

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Western Conservation – Hewlett Foundation

GOAL: To conserve the ecological integrity of the western United States and Canada for people and wildlife. The Hewlett Foundation makes a wide range of grants to preserve these extraordinary natural [...]

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News Related to Water: Conserve It

Feb
7

Patagonia pulls out of Utah trade show in protest of state’s public land grab

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.

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Jan
31

The Youth Group That Launched a Movement at Standing Rock

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.

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Dec
21

Indian tribes, Lake County sign pact to improve protection of cultural sites

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 […]

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Oct
27

EPA Funds California, Nevada Native Tribe Water Projects

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.

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Jul
22

Pueblo of Santa Ana Granted Federal Authority to Protect Water Quality

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 […]

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Jun
4

Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Recognized for Efforts

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 […]

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Apr
16

House endorses Flathead tribal water-compact bill after 3.5-hour debate

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.

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Apr
13

USDA addresses water quality, availability in agriculture communities through grants

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.

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Feb
18

EPA approves Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Water Quality Standards

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 […]

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Jan
12

Tribal water compact huge issue for Legislature, state

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.

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Dec
2

Flathead water compact negotiators meet in Missoula

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.

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Oct
20

Nevada and Southern California Tribes Net $10.4 Million in Grants From EPA

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 […]

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Sep
8

Water compact report supports tribes’ legal basis

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 […]

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Sep
5

McAllister Wellfield water marks new chapter for Olympia and Nisqually Tribe

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.

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Jun
3

Squaxin Island Tribe to celebrate habitat restoration plans

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 […]

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May
13

US government supports Agua Caliente in water case

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.

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Apr
20

Trucks Hauling Water From Tribal Lands Going Unregulated

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.

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Mar
6

Historic Truce in Century-Long Water War Balances Needs of Klamath Tribes, Farmers

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.

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Feb
23

Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation Join Water Coalition

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 […]

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Jan
30

Hoopa Valley Tribe Declares Drought Emergency

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 […]

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Jan
8

Arizona high court allows Hopi water lawsuit

The Arizona Supreme Court is allowing a lawsuit filed by the Hopi tribe against Flagstaff over its water supply contract with the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort to move ahead.

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Jul
31

Agreement Quantifies Arizona Tribes Water Rights

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.

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May
14

Indian Country Leading Green Building Revolution

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.

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