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									U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service / Southeast Region / FY 2001


Native American Activities
                          Native American Conferences        cooperated with the                                until 2002 due to
FY 2001 was the           Jim Brown, Native American         Pacific Region to                                  uncontrollable
                          Liaison, actively participated     provide a Service                                  events. The Youth
second year that the      in the Native American Fish        booth at the Trade                                 Practicum is now
Southeast Region had      and Wildlife Society and the       Show held during                                  scheduled for July
                          Natural Resources Committee        the national conference. Jim             2002 at the 4-H Camp at
a dedicated Native        of the United South and            Brown participated in a half-           Swannanoa, North Carolina,
American Liaison.         Eastern Tribes, Inc. His           day Service Native American             and the Service’s grant
                          participation included             Liaisons meeting held during           agreement has been extended
The development of        attending United South and         the national conference.               through FY 2002. Jim
contacts and working      Eastern Tribes, Inc.,                              In addition,         participated in planning
                          conferences at Verona, New                          Jim Brown           meetings in October 2000,
relationships with the    York, in November 2000 and at                        attended the       March and July 2001.
southeastern Indian       Washington, D.C., in January                         annual             Jim Brown
                          2001. He presented updates on                        conference of      Partnerships with Mississippi
tribes and Native         Service Native American                             the Great           Band of Choctaw Indians
American                  activities to the Natural                         Lakes Region          Daniel Drennan and Don Seay
                          Resources Committee at both        of the Native American Fish          of the Jackson, Mississippi,
organizations was a       conferences and provided           and Wildlife Society in              Field Office and Jim Brown
priority. This resulted   additional information on the      Brimley, Michigan, in                worked with representatives of
                          organization and activities of     September 2001. His purpose          the Mississippi Band of
in increased              the Southeast Natural              in attending was to obtain           Choctaw Indians at
knowledge and             Resources Leaders Group at         information and ideas to             Philadelphia, Mississippi, to
                          the January meeting. The           enhance the Southeast Region         identify and implement on-the-
understanding of the      Natural Resources Committee        Native American Fish and             groung partnership activities. A
Service’s trust           expressed an interest in the       Wildlife Society annual              Partners for Fish and Wildlife
                          possibility of establishing        conference. Jim Brown                proposal for restoring a 25-acre
responsibilities to       relationships and                  Native American Fish and             wetlands area on the
Native American           communications with federal        Wildlife Society Education and       reservation included the
                          natural resources agencies         Training Committee                   Service, the Tribe, and the
tribes. The promotion     through the Southeast Natural      At the Native American Fish          Natural Resources
of natural resources      Resources Leaders Group.           and Wildlife Society’s annual        Conservation Service as
                          Jim Brown                          conference, Jim Brown was            partners. The project was
partnerships led to a
                                           Jim Brown         asked to serve as an At-Large        approved for funding in FY
substantial growth                           participated    Member of the Society’s              2001, but the Service was still
in cooperative                                in the         Education and Training               awaiting surveying and
                                               Southeast     Committee. Jim agreed to             engineering information needed
activities by the                              Region        this informal request which          to prepare the final project plan
Service and Indian                             meeting of    was followed by a formal             at the end of FY 2001.
                                                the Native   written request in June 2001.        Daniel Drennan, Don Seay
tribes. The support                             American     Jim Brown                            Other activities discussed with
and involvement of                              Fish and     Southeastern Native                  the Choctaws included a
                          Wildlife Society at Hollywood,     American Youth Natural               biological survey of tribal
Ecosystem Teams and       Florida, in March 2001 and in      Resources Practicum                  lands, natural resources
field stations will       the national conference at         Jim Brown completed work on          education, fisheries
                          Lincoln City, Oregon, in May       a grant agreement to provide         management, and law
assure the continued      2001. The Service was well         $5,000 in Service funding to         enforcement training. Ricky
growth of the Region’s    represented at the Southeast       support the Native American          Campbell, Hatchery Manager
                          Region meeting, which              Youth Natural Resources              of the Private John Allen
Native American           included Service presentations     Practicum being sponsored by         National Fish Hatchery,
program in future         on the Partners for Fish and       the Southeast Region of the          Tupelo, Mississippi, agreed to
                          Wildlife Program, the              Native American Fish and             provide fish to stock an
years. Activities that    Endangered Species Program,        Wildlife Society. This will be the   approximately 300-acre lake
occurred in FY 2001       the Environmental                  first Youth Practicum held in        under construction on the
                          Contaminants Program, and          the Southeast. The inaugural         reservation. The stocking will
with appropriate          hydropower licensing and an        Youth Practicum was originally       occur in FY 2002, and will
Service contacts          update on ongoing regional         planned to be held at the            include bluegill, redear
                          Native American activities.        Seminole Big Cypress                 sunfish, largemouth bass, and
follow:                   Howard Henderson, Chief of         Reservation in South Florida in      channel catfish.
                          Diversity and Civil Rights,        June 2001, but it was postponed      Jim Brown, Ricky Campbell
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Exhibit at Choctaw                                                                    Trout Fingerlings and Eggs for            Cherokee Trout Production
Family Celebration                                                                    the Cherokee Tribal Hatchery              and Distribution Program
Terri Jacobson and Connie                                                             The Chattahoochee Forest                  The Service and the Eastern
Dickard of the Jackson Field                                                          National Fish Hatchery,                   Band of Cherokee Indians
Office and Andrea Dunstan of                                                          Suches, Georgia, provided                 agreed to work together to
the Noxubee National Wildlife                                                         69,082 rainbow trout                      develop a fish production and
Refuge, Brooksville,                                                                  fingerlings to the Eastern                distribution program for the
Mississippi, provided a                                                               Band of Cherokee for stocking             Cherokee Tribal Hatchery
Service exhibit for the                                                               in tribal waters in June 2001.            that will meet the hatchery’s
Choctaw Family Celebration                                                            Chattahoochee Forest                      management objectives and
in April 2001 at the Mississippi                                                      provided another 77,308                   production capability. The
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Band of Choctaw Indians                                                               rainbow trout fingerlings to
Reservation. The exhibit                                                              the Cherokee Tribal Hatchery
included a black bear skin, a                                                         in the same month to grow to




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sea turtle mount, various                                                             stocking size for a total of
wildlife skulls, and animal                                                           146,390 fingerlings in FY 2001.
tracks along with Service                                                             The Erwin National Fish
brochures and teacher                                                                 Hatchery, Erwin, Tennessee,               Service and the Tribe agreed to
packets. Over 4,500 students                                                          provided 376,000 eyed-                    cooperatively analyze the
and 2,000 adults attended the                                                         rainbow trout eggs and 13,325             production capabilities and
event. Terri Jacobson’s pet                                                           surplus rainbow trout                     operational procedures of the
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corn snake “Mr. Maize” was a                                                          broodfish weighing 8,026                  hatchery and to develop and
hit with the students.                                                                pounds to the Tribal Hatchery             implement measures to improve
Terri Jacobson                             Above: Choctaw children                    in FY 2001. The Wolf Creek                the efficiency of hatchery
Natchitoches NFH Hatchery                  admire bear skin. Below: Mr.               National Fish Hatchery,                   operations. The fish production
Site A Historical Caddo Village            Maize makes new friends.                   Jamestown, Kentucky,                      and distribution program will
and Burial Site                                                                       provided 19,075 surplus 6-inch            be designed so that it can be
                                           Prayer Network. During the
The Natchitoches National                                                             brown trout weighing 1,698                successfully managed by Tribal
                                           ceremony, Chairperson Parker
Fish Hatchery, Natchitoches,                                                                                                    Hatchery personnel.
                                           was presented with a chief ’s
Louisiana, is continuing its               blanket; repentant prayer was                                                        As part of this process, Tony
efforts to honor the hatchery              offered; and reconciliation was                                                      Garland of the Erwin National
site as a historical Indian                begun. As a result of the day of                                                     Fish Hatchery worked at the
village and burial site. Jan               prayer and reconciliation,                                                           Cherokee Tribal Fish Hatchery
Dean and Rhonda Clay of                    representatives of the Caddo                                                         during the last week of March
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Natchitoches National Fish                 tribe traveled from Oklahoma                                                         2001 and began analyzing the
Hatchery; Rick Kanaski,                    to the hatchery and participated                                                     operation of the hatchery.
Regional Archaeologist; and                in an open house in June 2001.                                                       During the same week, Ken
Jim Brown met with Ms.                     Further discussions on                     Cherokee Fish and Game                    Maney and Doug Reed of the
LaRue Parker, Tribal                       recognition of the hatchery site           stocking trout in reservation             Cherokee Tribal Hatchery
Chairperson, and other                     and possible repatriation                  waters.                                   worked at Chattahoochee
representatives of the Caddo               occurred during their visit. The           pounds to the Tribal fish                 Forest National Fish Hatchery.
Indian Nation of Oklahoma in               Friends in Support of the                  Hatchery in January 2001.                 They observed and
Binger, Oklahoma, in                       Hatchery received a $6,000                 Wolf Creek provided another               participated in the day-to-day
December 2000 to discuss the                                                          59,925 surplus rainbow trout              operations and discussed plans
appropriate recognition of the                                                        fingerlings to the Tribal Fish            to cooperatively analyze the
site. Proposals discussed                                                             Hatchery in August 2001.                  operations of the Tribal
included a display in the                                                             Chattahoochee Forest provided             Hatchery with Service
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hatchery’s aquarium, the                                                              trout under an existing                   personnel.
construction of historical                                                            Cooperative Agreement. The
Caddo grass dwelling                                                                                                            Later in mid-April, Mitchell
                                                                                      Cooperative Agreement                     Pickelsimer and Terry Callihan
structures at the hatchery, and            grant from the Cane River                  between Erwin and the
possible repatriation of human                                                                                                  of the Chattahoochee Forest
                                           Heritage Area Commission for               Cherokees had expired and was
remains from the Smithsonian                                                                                                    National Fish Hatchery spent
                                           the development of a diorama               replaced by a new Cooperative
Institute and reburial on                                                                                                       a week at the Cherokee Tribal
                                           depicting a historic Caddo                 Agreement. Wolf Creek and
hatchery property.                                                                                                              Hatchery where they
                                           village in the hatchery’s                  Dale Hollow National Fish
Jim Brown, Karen Kilpatrick                                                                                                     inventoried raceways,
                                           aquarium, which is open to the             Hatchery, Celina, Tennessee               developed feeding regimes, and
                                           public. In addition the Friends            developed an new Cooperative
On March 26, 2001, a day of                                                                                                     developed recommendations to
                                           in Support of the Hatchery                 Agreement with the Cherokees
prayer and reconciliation was                                                                                                   improve hatchery operations.
                                           submitted a grant application to           providing that available fish
held at the hatchery with                                                                                                       This exchange of personnel
                                           the Historical Society of                  exceeding federal mitigation
Caddo Tribal Chairperson                                                                                                        between Service hatcheries
                                           Natchitoches for the                       requirements will be provided
LaRue Parker, Hatchery                                                                                                          and the Cherokee Tribal
                                           development of a monument to               to the Cherokees as surplus
Manager Karen Kilpatrick,                                                                                                       Hatchery is planned to
                                           the Caddo Indian Tribe to be               fish. Jack Jones, Deborah
hatchery staff, and leaders of                                                                                                  continue in FY 2002.
                                           placed on hatchery property.               Burger, James Gray
the Louisiana Strategic                                                                                                         Rick Nehrling, Arnold Rakes
                                           Karen Kilpatrick
        Cherokee Fisheries Proposals      with the Eastern Band of                         involves the development of a       Poarch Creek Indians
        The Service and the Eastern       Cherokee Indians on                              strategic plan with public          Contaminants Study
        Band of Cherokee Indians          reservation lands involving                      input from tribal members and       Jim Brown and Pete Tuttle,
        continued to work together to     stream restoration. The two                      the assistance of the               Environmental Contaminants
        find means of implementing        projects are located on Raven                    participating agencies.             Specialist for the Daphne,
        fisheries proposals throughout    Fork and Goose Creek,                            The Service identified several      Alabama, Field Office, provided
        FY 2001. The proposal to          tributaries of the Oconaluftee                   conservation actions that were      technical assistance to the
        restore native Southern           River. Both projects were                        provided to Chief Gilbert Blue      Poarch Creek Indians, Atmore,
        Appalachian brook trout in        approved for funding and are                     by letter. Joe Cockrell             Alabama, on a proposed
        appropriate tribal streams        being implemented with FY                        developed a Partners for Fish       environmental contaminants
        remained active, and various      2001 funds. Mark Cantrell                        and Wildlife Program proposal       study on reservation lands. Jim
        means of funding the proposal     Migratory Birds on the                           for bluebird and wood duck          and Pete reviewed past
        were considered. Similarly,       Cherokee Reservation                             boxes that has been submitted       recommendations and provided
        efforts continued in the search   Mitch King, Assistant Regional                   for FY 2002 funding.                updated information on fish
        for funds for needed              Director-Migratory Birds and                     Jim Brown, Joe Cockrell             sampling protocols and
        improvements to the water         State Programs; Rick Nehrling,                                                       contaminants to be tested. The
        intake for the Tribal Hatchery.   Fisheries Supervisor; Keith                                                          Service will provide assistance
        The latter need was proposed      Watson, Non-Game Biologist                                                           on data interpretation after the
        as a FY 2002 Congressional        for Refuges; Mark Cantrell; and                                                      samples have been analyzed.
        add-on, but it was not            Jim Brown met with the                                                               Jim Brown, Pete Tuttle
        approved. Efforts to obtain       Director, Fish and Game                                                              Non-Federally
        funding for these proposals       Management, for the Eastern                                                          Recognized Tribes
        will continue. Rick Nehrling      Band of Cherokee Indians,                                                            Native American activities in
                                          Cherokee, North Carolina, in                                                         FY 2001 involved non-federally
                                          August. The purpose of the                                                           recognized tribes. The Santee
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                                          meeting was to explore possible                                                      Indian Nation of South
                                          areas for cooperative migratory                                                      Carolina expressed concerns
                                          bird management. Keith                                                               about maintenance of a mound
                                          Watson is reviewing the tribe’s                                                      and village site and illegal
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                                          forestry management plan for                     The scarlet tanager is just one     artifact collecting and digging
                                          possible migratory bird                          example of the migratory            at the mound and other sites on
                                          recommendations and activities.                  birds on the Cherokee               Santee National Wildlife
        Service personnel examine the     Keith Watson                                     Reservation.                        Refuge, Summerton, South
        Cherokee Tribal Fish Hatchery                                                                                          Carolina. The Santees perform
        water intake structure during a   Catawba Indian Nation                            Seminole Partners for Fish          provide maintenance on the
        visit to the Cherokee             Lands Workshop                                   and Wildlife Projects               mound on a voluntary basis,
        Reservation in North Carolina.    Roger Banks, Field                               Kathy O’Reilly-Doyle, Private       and the refuge staff takes
                                          Supervisor of the Charleston,                    Lands Biologist for the South       measures to protect the mound
        Warm Springs Agreement            South Carolina, Field Office:                    Florida Ecosystem Team, is
        with Cherokees                                                                                                         and other sites. Ryan Noel
                                          Joe Cockrell, Coordinator for                    continuing to work with the
        The Warm Springs Regional         the Partners in Fish and                         Seminole Tribe of Florida on        The Tuscarora Nation East of
        Fisheries Center, Warm            Wildlife Program in South                        developing and implementing         the Mountains requested
        Springs, Georgia, developed a     Carolina; and Jim Brown                          restoration projects on tribal      access to property on the
        Cooperative Agreement with        participated in a workshop at                    lands through the Partners for      Roanoke River National
        the Eastern Band of Cherokee      the Catawba Indian Nation                             Fish and Wildlife              Wildlife Refuge, Windsor,
        Indians under which Warm          Tribal Headquarters,                                        Program.                 North Carolina. The group
        Springs will provide an annual    Catawba, South                                                                       proposed to use refuge
        fish health inspection at the                                                                   In FY 2001 three       property for a religious
                                          Carolina, in July 2001.                                          potential
        Cherokee Tribal Hatchery.         Other participating                                                                  ceremony and to take a black
        These annual inspections began                                                                      projects were      bear as part of the ceremony.
                                          agencies included the                                             identified, but
        in spring 2000, and the           Forest Service, the                                                                  Bear hunting is not allowed on
        agreement establishes a formal                                                                     after visits to     the refuge, and the Refuge
                                          Natural Resources                                                the sites, it was
        relationship. In addition, Warm   Conservation Service, and                                                            Manager denied the request.
        Springs will provide emergency                                                            mutually decided that        Jerry Holloman
                                          the South Carolina                               two of the projects should not
        fish health assistance to the     Department of Natural                                                                The Chief of the Georgia Tribe
        Cherokee Tribal Hatchery as                                                        be undertaken. The third
                                          Resources.                                       project was ranked as a high        of Cherokee Indians contacted
        resources allow. Norm Heil                                                                                             Jim Brown concerning grants
                                          The purpose of the workshop                      priority Partners project by
        Cherokee Partners for Fish        was to develop a strategy for                    the South Florida Ecosystem         for possible land acquisition in
        and Wildlife Projects             the development of tribal                        Team, and it is hoped that          North Georgia. This matter
        Mark Cantrell, Endangered         lands that balances economic                     work will start on this project     was referred to Craig Watson,
        Species Biologist from the        development, conservation of                     in FY 2002. The project will        Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
        Asheville, North Carolina,        natural resources, and the                       improve habitat by controlling      Coordinator, who is working
        Field Office, developed two       preservation of traditional                      invasive exotic plants that         with the Chief on various land
        Partners for Fish and Wildlife    Catawba cultural values. The                     have infested the site.             acquisition alternatives.
        Program project proposals         long term approach identified                    Kathy O’Reilly-Doyle                Jim Brown, Craig Watson
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Natural Resources Conservation    presented in two formats -                                                              Deborah Burger, Hatchery Manager
Service Conference                lecture presentations and                                                               Chattahoochee Forest NFH
                                                                                                                          706/838 4723
Jim Brown attended a Natural      interactive small groups given




                                                                    L. Richardson
Resources Conservation            opportunities to develop                                                                Ricky Campbell, Hatchery Manager
                                                                                                                          Private John Allen NFH
Service (NRCS) conference         creative solutions to difficult                                                         662/842 1341
entitled Tribal Program           and sometimes convoluted                                                                Mark Cantrell
Delivery Initiative at the        Indian rights. Specific cases                                                           Endangered Species Biologist
Mississippi Band of Choctaw       were discussed that required                                                            Asheville Field Office
                                                                                    Anhinga
Indians Reservation in late       knowledge of basic federal law                                                          828/258 3939, ext. 227
November 2000. The well           and Indian law. In most cases,                    or process. Jim was able to           Joe Cockrell, State Coordinator-
attended conference focused       federal and Indian law provide                    provide turkey feathers to the        Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
on the delivery of NRCS           for protection of Indian                          Miccosukees with the                  Charleston Field Office
                                                                                    assistance of Frank Bowers,           843/727 4707, ext. 17
programs, such as the             cultural and natural resources.
Wetlands Reserve Program,         Keith Watson                                      Chief, Division of Migratory          Daniel Drennan
                                                                                                                          Fish and Wildlife Biologist
the Wildlife Habitat                                                                Birds, who graciously donated
                                  South Carolina                                                                          Jackson Field Office
Improvement Program, and                                                            the tail fan of a turkey that he      601/321 1127
                                  Fisheries Meeting
the Environmental Quality                                                           he had recently bagged.
                                  Jim Brown participated in the                                                           James Gray, Hatchery Manager
Incentive Program to Indian                                                         Jim Brown                             Wolf Creek NFH
                                  2001 South Carolina
tribes in the Southeast.          Department of Natural                             Fish and Wildlife News Articles       270/343 3797
Numerous opportunities exist      Resources Fisheries                               Jim Brown worked on two               Norm Heil, Fishery Biologist
for the Service to partner with                                                     articles for publication in Fish      Warm Springs Regional
                                  Technician Meeting at the                                                               Fisheries Center
NRCS and tribes in these          Catawba Indian Nation Tribal                      and Wildlife News. The two            706/655 3383, ext. 233
programs. Jim provided some       Headquarters in early                             articles were entitled                Jerry Holloman, Refuge Manager
basic information on the          September. As part of a                           “Southeast Region Moves               Roanoke River NWR
Service’s Native American         session dedicated to Native                       Forward with Tribal                   252/794 3808
program and encouraged the        American Activities, he                           Partnerships” and “Louisiana          Terri Jacobson
tribes to look to us and other    provided a presentation on                        Hatchery Recognizes Indian            Fish and Wildlife Biologist
federal agencies for natural      Service Native American                           Heritage.” The second article         Jackson Field Office
resource partnerships.                                                              was co-authored with Rhonda           601/321 1129
                                  activities and programs in the
Jim Brown                         Southeast Region.                                 Clay of Natchitoches National         Jack Jones, Hatchery Manager
                                                                                    Fish Hatchery. Both articles          Erwin NFH
Environmental Protection          Jim Brown                                                                               423/743 4712
Agency’s Annual Tribal                                                              were published in the April/
                                  Cherokee Tribal                                                                         Karen Kilpatrick, Hatchery Manager
Environmental Managers                                                              May/June 2001 issue of Fish
                                  Council Meeting                                                                         Natchitoches NFH
Conference                                                                          and Wildlife News. Jim Brown          318/352 5324
                                  Mark Cantrell was invited to
Jim Brown participated in the     attend a meeting of the Tribal                    Appendix                              Rick Nehrling, Fisheries Supervisor
Environmental Protection          Council of the Eastern Band                       Federally Recognized Native           Regional Office, USFWS
Agency Region 4 Annual            of Cherokee Indians in                            American Tribes in the                404/679 4148
Tribal Environmental              February 2001. Mark                               Southeast Region                      Ryan Noel, Refuge Manager
Managers Conference in                                                                                                    Santee NWR
                                  presented information about                       Catawba Indian Nation                 803/478 2217
Atlanta, Georgia, in February     Service programs to the Tribal                    Catawba, SC 803/366 4792
2001. He presented                                                                                                        Kathy O’Reilly-Doyle, Private Lands
                                  Council, emphasizing the                          Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana         Biologist for the S. FL Ecosystem Team
information on the Partners       Partners for Fish and Wildlife                    Charenton, LA 337/923 7215            941/358 8442, ext. 32
for Fish and Wildlife Program,    Program and the availability                      Coushatta Tribe Of Lousiana           Arnold Rakes, Staff Fishery Biologist
the North American Wetlands       of technical assistance in all                    Elton, LA 337/584 2261                Regional Office, USFWS
Conservation Grants               aspects of the Ecological                         Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians      404/679 7374
Program, and the National         Services and Endangered                           Cherokee, NC 828/497 2771             Don Seay, State Coordinator-Partners
Fish and Wildlife Foundation.     Species Programs.                                 Jena Band of Choctaw Indians          for Fish and Wildlife Program
Jim Brown                         Mark Cantrell                                     Jena, LA 318/992 2717                 Jackson Field Office
                                                                                                                          601/321 1138
Law and Policy on                 Migratory Bird Feathers                           Miccosukee Tribe of
Federal Lands Training                                                              Indians of Florida                    Pete Tuttle, Environmental
                                  The lack of a Service process                     Miami, FL 305/223 8380                Contaminants Specialist
Keith Watson attended the         to provide feathers of                                                                  Daphne Field Office
Bureau of Land Management                                                           Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
                                  migratory birds other than                                                              334/441 5181, ext. 31
                                                                                    Philadelphia, MS 601/656 5251
training course American          eagles to Native Americans                                                              Craig Watson, Atlantic Coast Joint
                                                                                    Poarch Creek Indians
Indian Cultural and Natural       for ceremonial purposes is an                     Atmore, AL 334/368 9136
                                                                                                                          Venture Coordinator
Resource Management: Law          ongoing problem. Jim Brown
                                                                                                                          843/727 4707, ext. 16
                                                                                    Seminole Tribe of Florida
and Policy on Federal Lands       expended considerable time                        Hollywood, FL 954/967 3900
                                                                                                                          Keith Watson
in Cedar City, Utah. This                                                                                                 Non-Game Biologist for Refuges
                                  and effort trying to obtain                       Tunica-Biloxi Indian                  252/473 6983, ext. 249
training provided a detailed      anhinga feathers for a Pacific                    Tribe of Louisiana
assessment of how existing        Region tribe and red-                             Marksville, LA 318/253 9767
federal cultural and natural      shouldered hawk feathers for
resource management law is        the Miccosukee Tribe of                           U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
implemented on tribal             Indians of Florida, Hollywood,                    Contacts in the SE Region
reservations and reserved         Florida, only to be frustrated                    Jim Brown, Native American Liaison
right lands. The course was                                                         Regional Office, USFWS
                                  by the lack of a Service policy                   404/679 7125

								
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