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  • Hualapai HDNR - Conservation and restoration
    It is also the only access for tourism traffic to and from Supai There is a high amount of traffic for this rural area Non native plants present a serious problem in range land especially in the areas where high volumes of traffic continue Weeds and grasses often become introduced into the land by way of stray seeds falling from vehicles which transport bio product across the Hualapai Reservation This bio product includes frequent hay deliveries made to ranches nearby the reservation s boundaries Selected herbicides have been utilized by Range Management to combat the invasive species of weeds and thistles encroaching onto rangeland from along the roadways These herbicides work to eliminate weeds and have little or no effect on native grasses The cost of neglecting to control the infestation of non native plants could significantly impact the Hualapai Reservation with high losses in native grass inventory Noxious weeds are mapped out by the Range Specialist and prioritized for control actions Weed control techniques target wild plant populations during specific seasonal outbreaks and strategic misting of plant bodies for effective management Long range practices include regular follow up visits to affected sites and secondary treatments applied to the noxious weeds Water and Pipelines Water sources affected by climatic changes are often unavailable or insufficient to adequately meet the demands of large numbers of cattle Installation of water pipelines on the Hualapai Tribe s rangeland is crucial to managing livestock and maintaining proper numbers The Hualapai Department of Natural Resources has laid over three hundred miles of water pipeline to enhance watering sites and meet the demand for water by domestic livestock and native wildlife species In the Eastern half of the Hualapai Reservation there are approximately 200 miles of pipeline installed Sources of water come from the Peach Springs

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/range_water.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - natural resources internship
    a wide variety of projects and gain valuable experience APPLICATION PROCESS Internship positions are available to enrolled Hualapai Tribal Members who are High School students ages 16 years and older and enrolled College students The applicant must be interested in the fields of Air Wind and Atmosphere Animals Agriculture Coal Fossil Fuels Rock and Mineral Resources Forestry Range and Pasture Land Soils Water Oceans Lakes Groundwater and Rivers and Solar Power The applicant must be in good standing at the High School College they are attending and should submit supporting documentation as well as an essay describing the following Your interests and activities in Natural Resources such as fisheries wildlife forestry and range management What is Natural Resources Management and Conservation What area of Natural Resources Management and Conservation would you like to learn more about and why What area of Natural Resources Management and Conservation do you feel is most important to our future and why What kind of Natural Resources Management and Conservation is being done on your Reservation What would you do to improve it COVERAGE All Department of Natural Resource Interns are subject to this Guidance Manual For further clarification and information the Hualapai Personnel and Policies Manual will be consulted LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP Internships are for a period of approximately eight twelve weeks This allows time for the intern to learn basic field skills and techniques and then practice what they have learned It also ensures that the Department benefits from the work of trained interns after investing time and energy in their training INTERN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES By shadowing Department staff interns will be trained in a variety of tasks with the goal of gaining experience and skills needed to work independently The intern should have the ability to perform a variety of work

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/intern-application.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - Fire Management
    valuable natural and cultural resources of the Hualapai Reservation Please Click here to access the Hualapai Fire Management Plan Fire prevention suppression prescribed burning mechanical fuels treatments burned area emergency rehabilitation and fire use are all addressed in the Plan Approval of the Plan by the BIA allow s BIA forestry access to funding for prescribed burning and mechanical fuels treatments in the future EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The United States Department of the Interior Manual Part 620 Wildland Fire Management requires the BIA and Tribal Nations to have an approved Fire Management Plan Plan to administer prescribed burn projects and incorporate alternative fire management strategies to manage wildland fires The Plan will provide a description of resources to be affected and procedures for implementing designed silvicultural strategies to achieve a safe and sound fire management process within the scope of this policy It will be supplemented by operational plans as directed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Manual IAM 99 04 Part 90 Chapter 2 2 In addition the Plan tiers off from the Forest Management Plan 1990 2000 as well as the Fire Management Preparedness Analysis 2000 Mobilization Plan 2002 and Agency Local Continuity of Operations Plan 1999 The main goal of the Hualapai Tribe in implementation of this Plan is to protect human safety and property while managing the timber and range resources for maximum sustainability while maintaining adequate air and water quality Implementation of the Plan will hopefully also reduce the likelihood of catastrophic fire where timber and range resources may be compromised In addition this plan outlines strategies for fire prevention and suppression fuels reductions and rehabilitation of the landscape following wildland fires This plan compliments the Hualapai Tribe s Forest Management Plan 1990 2000 that is currently under revision The objective of both plans is to

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  • Hualapai HDNR - approved Quality Assurance Project Plan
    Assurance Project Plan QAPP The QAPP serves as a reference document for implementing the QA program and provides detailed operational procedures for measurement processes used by the tribe Acceptable quality assurance procedures are necessary to provide data that meets the basic objectives and minimizes the loss of data Data obtained are submitted to the EPA s Aerometric Information Retrieval System Air Quality System AIRS AQS The Clean Air Act CAA and its amendments provide the framework for protecting air quality It requires EPA to set national air quality standards for certain pollutants and it requires EPA to develop programs to address specific air quality problems The CAA also establishes EPA s enforcement authority and provides for air quality research National air quality standards ensure that all Americans have the same basic health and environmental protections Federal funds assist the Hualapai Nation to build tribal capacity and to train tribal members in the protection of their federal Trust Resource clean air Monitoring stations are currently maintained by the Air Program that keep an eye on particulates emitted in the surrounding areas that would cause a potential health hazard to members of the nearby communities We currently measure for The Hualapai Air Program has been monitoring air quality including Particulate Matter at 3 air monitoring stations on the Hualapai Reservation Peach Springs Grand Canyon West and the Big Sandy since 1997 PM 10 contaminants which include items like dust smoke and soot PM 2 5 which samples finer particulates at 2 5 microns Basic meteorological data collection which includes wind speed and direction solar radiation humidity and rain fall gauging Public awareness is crucial to help maintain efforts to protect the most sensitive groups of our communities which are the elderly and infant populations along with those affected by conditions such as

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/air-quality-redesignation.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - 4-H Clubs in Peach Springs
    H movement and those positive values continue today in the Hualapai 4 H Clubs 4 H is one of the first youth development organizations in America and opened the door for young people to learn leadership skills and explore ways to give back to the community 4 H revolutionized how youth connected to practical hands on learning experiences while outside of the classroom The Hualapai Department of Natural Resources contributes volunteer hours and resources related to animal stewardship This includes training on the care of swine cattle sheep goat and small animals weighing of animals for production documentation proper feeding and watering practice shearing and manicuring and hauling of animals to shows and auctioning The Hualapai 4 H Program continues to promote skillfulness and self confidence in each of its participants by engaging young people in rewarding agricultural science The University of Arizona cooperative extension office of Peach Springs Arizona works with the local schools to foster skills in gardening and animal husbandry and assists with annual youth camping trips in the Grand Canyon Contact Information Annette Bravo Hualapai Department of Natural Resources P O Box 300 Peach Springs AZ 86434 0300 Phone 928 769 2254 Fax 928 769 2309

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/hualapai_4h.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - Natural Resources Scholarship
    protect their homelands It is our hope that this Scholarship will be a positive start for the future of the Hualapai Tribe and the resources that are held so dear The Hualapai Tribe through its Natural Resources Department annually sells one trophy bull elk permit with the proceeds of the sale to be used to establish a College Scholarship Fund for Natural Resources Management for the Hualapai Tribe The primary purpose of the scholarship fund is to enable and provide an opportunity to Hualapai Tribal members to attain a college education with the hopes they will come back to the reservation and manage their natural resources for future generations The scholarship fund is used to send enrolled Hualapai Tribal members to a trade school to obtain a certificate a two year school for an Associates of Arts Associates of Science or Associates of General Studies Degree or four year University to study in a natural resource related field example air wind and atmosphere animals agriculture coal fossil fuels rock and mineral resources forestry range and pasture land soils water oceans lakes groundwater rivers and solar power and eventually attain a Bachelors of Science degree This Scholarship will pay costs such as tuition textbooks lab fees stipend etc This scholarship also includes room and board Students wishing to apply for the Natural Resources Scholarship shall apply through the Hualapai Higher Education Department and meet all requirements stated in the Information and Policies on the Hualapai Tribal Higher Education Grant guidelines In addition to the guidelines students must submit an essay stating Your interests and activities in Natural Resources such as air wind and atmosphere animals agriculture coal fossil fuels rock and mineral resources forestry range and pasture land soils water oceans lakes groundwater rivers or solar power What is Natural Resources

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/scholarship.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - Emergency Response Planning
    town of Peach Springs satellite properties in Valentine and at the Big Sandy near Wikieup Arizona and Grand Canyon West These areas face the threat of several potential disaster situations It therefore promotes a collaboration of efforts between established public safety and tribal departments on Hualapai Lands to engage in real life disaster relief situations and preparedness scenarios to better protect and manage public safety and well being Among the potential disasters that these areas face are wildfire drought flooding hazardous materials spills earthquake and terrorism This Risk Assessment for the Hualapai Reservation is an effort to identify potential hazards their potential location the losses that could be expected as a result of a disaster and the potential mitigation activities that may reduce the severity of loss in future disasters The list of potentially affected areas was developed by the Hualapai Department of Natural Resources staff in conjunction with the tribe s Interdisciplinary Team IDT The Hualapai Pre Disaster Mitigation Plan received funding from grant dollars available through Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA in the Department of Homeland Security The Pre Disaster Mitigation Plan PDM program provides funds to states territories Indian tribal governments communities and universities for hazard mitigation

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  • Hualapai HDNR - showmanship and animal stewardship
    responsibility And it s qualities like these that will rebuild our communities with skills and confidence 4 H prepares young people to step up to future challenges in their community Hualapai 4 H proudly display the end result of all their effort and care Grand Champion Terry Lewis receiving her trophy and banner Many of the Hualapai 4 H participants also show small animal entries for their project 4 H

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