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Native American Trust Responsibilities

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has "trust responsibility" to assist trabal entities in managing fish and wildlife resources on their reservations. This includes offering support to restore and enhance reservation fish and wildlife habitats.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife has taken trust responsibility seriously. Biologists are currently working with tribal governments, members, and landowners on reservations in Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.  A significant, but intangible, value of this effort is renewed trust between tribes and the Service.

"In working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe can truly say that it has been a pleasure.  This partnership . . . has proven itself to be very good for all parties involved.  It is our sincere hope that the tribe and Fish and Wildlife may continue in this outstanding relationship for many years to come."

Gregg J. Bourland
Tribal Chairman

Aerial view of wetlands in South Dakota
Wetland creations in native prairie in association
with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's bison
enhancement project in western South Dakota.


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