|Contributing to the Service's
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.
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
Wetland creations in native prairie in
with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's bison
enhancement project in western South Dakota.