Protecting the Fish and Eating Them, Too: Impacts of the Endangered Species Act on Tribal Water Use

Lester, L. 2006. Protecting the Fish and Eating Them, Too: Impacts of the Endangered Species Act on Tribal Water Use. Winner of the 2005 Lillian S. Fisher Prize in Environmental Law and Public Policy. Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy: Tucson, AZ. 46pp. [pdf] ISBN 1-931143-25-0

Provides a general overview of tribal water rights followed by a description of the Endangered Species Act, discusses the intersection of critical habitat designation and the development of consumptive water use on reservation lands, evaluates tribal and agency recommendations regarding critical habitat designation in Indian Country, and sets out further recommendations for protecting both species habitat and tribal sovereignty.

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