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  • Hualapai HDNR - Grand Canyon River Management, address protection or management
    a variety of outside entities including Grand Canyon National Park Lake Mead National Recreation Area the U S Fish and Wildlife Service Arizona Game and Fish Department Grand Canyon River Guides Grand Canyon Resort Corporation and others Ov er the last twenty years there has been a significant increase in tourism visitation and utilization of resources in lower Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Reservation This increased use has escalated impacts to the natural and cultural resources of the tribe and has led to a need for a plan to direct protection and management of these resources while allowing the tribe to enhance economic development in lower Grand Canyon In addition neither Grand Canyon National Park nor Lake Mead National Recreation Area have plans that address protection or management of the resources of the Hualapai Tribe For these reasons this management plan has been developed by the Hualapai Tribe to establish policies and procedures for the myriad of activities that occur along the river in lower Grand Canyon involving both Hualapai Tribal Members and the General Public This plan has taken into account the requirements of the Clean Water Act Clean Air Act Wetland Protection Act and other pertinent legislation As

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/grand-canyon-river-management.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - monitoring and assessment
    Hualapai Water Ordinance and EPA approved water quality standards Challenges facing the Water Resource Program include the search for regular and consistent funding to address the ever increasing pressures of growth and development Climate change impacts drought in the arid southwest cause extreme weather conditions that includes in the winter prolonged freezing temperatures wet snow dry snow and rapid warming In the summer we experience prolonged hotter drier spells increased

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/water-introduction.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - Hunting Regulations
    handguns of 222 caliber or larger d Bows with a standard pull of 40 or more pounds using arrows with broadheads no less than 7 8 inch in width with metal cutting edges e 22 Rimfire magnum rifles f 5 mm Rimfire magnum rifles 4 To take Turkey a a Centerfire rifles of 222 caliber or larger b Muzzleloading rifles of 40 caliber or larger c Centerfire handguns of 222 caliber or larger d Bows with a standard pull of 40 or more pounds using arrows with broadheads no less than 7 8 inch in width with metal cutting edges e 22 Rimfire magnum rifles f 5 mm Rimfire magnum rifles or larger g 16 gauge or larger Shotgun 5 To take Mountain Lion a Handgun of 45 caliber or larger b Centerfire rifles of 22 250 caliber or larger c Shotgun shooting shot of 12 gauge or larger d Leghold traps of size No 4 or larger B An individual may use the following method to take small game on the Hualapai Indian Reservation 1 To take Rabbits and Squirrels a Shotgun b 17 Rimfire or larger caliber 2 To take Upland Game Birds a Shotgun b 17 Rimfire or larger caliber 3 To take Migratory Game Birds a Shotgun b 17 Rimfire or larger caliber C An individual may use the following method to take game fish on the Hualapai Indian Reservation 1 Hook and Line 2 One fishing pole with a maximum of two 2 separate hooks lures or flies General Hunting Information and Regulations 1 Unless a different or other penalty or punishment is specifically prescribed a person who violates or fails to comply with these Regulations shall be assessed a minimum fine of 500 up to 5 000 through Tribal Court 2 It is recommended that all Hunters hunting on the Hualapai Indian Reservation obtain a copy of the Natural Resources Wildlife Conservation Ordinance 24 70 This Ordinance is available upon request 3 The Hualapai Tribe reserves the right to refuse sale of hunting or any other recreational permits to anyone 4 ATV s or UTV s are not permitted for recreational use on the Hualapai Reservation Signs are posted on Route 18 Diamond Creek and Buck and Doe Roads 5 All Hunters and Fishermen are subject to the laws and jurisdiction of the Hualapai Tribe 6 Wildlife may only be harvested from Dawn to Dusk when there is sufficient light available to safely harvest the animal 7 An Arizona hunting or fishing license is not valid or required on the Hualapai Reservation 8 Youth ages 10 13 yrs may hunt big game animals if they have a valid hunters education card from their State of Issuance in their possession A big game permit is required and must be accompanied by an Adult 18yrs or older Youth may hunt big game at age 14 9 Mandatory Check In Check Out All Hunters Non Tribal and Tribal are required to check in at the Hualapai Game and Fish Department prior to the hunt Whether successful or not all hunters must check out at the Hualapai Game and Fish Department or with a Game Ranger or Tribal Biologist Failure to comply with this regulation will disqualify a hunter from next years hunt 10 A Hunter may harvest a coyote and or mountain lion during his her Antelope Elk or Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunt No dogs shall be used when hunting during a Trophy Antelope Elk or Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunt 11 12 During a Management Hunt the Tribal Guide must declare the animal as a Management animal prior to shooting A Management Elk has 5pts or less on each side A five or six point animal with broken tines does not constitute a Management Elk All Deformed antlered elk hunters are required to attend an educational workshop provided by HDNR prior to their hunt Class time and location will be posted upon check in at the Hualapai Game and Fish Department 13 All Turkey Hunters and Cow Elk Hunters may only Camp in the Pine Springs 20 Pines Laguna Youth Camp Area Turkey Tracks Thorton Tower Turn Off Areas Trail Tank Red Tank Maverick North Tank Rock Quarry Across from Ranger Cabin and N Horse Flats 14 A Guide Trainee may accompany the Master Guides during Elk and or DBS hunts 15 The Hunter shall ensure that evidence of legality remains with the carcass or parts of a carcass for any game species taken until the Hunter has properly followed the check out procedure 16 A fee of 15 will be collected for all duplicate permits 17 Non Tribal Outfitters are not permitted to operate on the Hualapai Indian Reservation 18 Non Tribal Members are not permitted to pick up cast antlers or sheep horns Failure to comply with this Regulation will result in a fine of 500 19 No person shall carelessly handle any firearm which may result in human injury death or damage to property 20 It shall be unlawful for any person to allow for wanton waste i e any edible portion of wildlife Failure to comply with this Regulation will result in a fine of 1 000 21 Hunting is not permitted within a ¼ mile of established buildings or occupied residences Signs will mark ¼ mile boundaries at areas surrounding the Grand Canyon West Facilities Guide must notify GCW administration security prior to hunting in the area 22 Aircraft are not to be used during the hunt 23 The following devices and ammunition are prohibited for taking wildlife big game on the Hualapai Indian Reservation Semi automatic center fire rifles with a magazine capacity of more than five 5 shells Crossbows Fully automatic firearms including firearms capable of selective automatic fire full jacketed or steel jacketed bullets 24 Successful Hunters are required to attach a big game tag furnished by the Hualapai Game and Fish Department to all harvested big game animals Deer Elk Turkey Desert Bighorn sheep Antelope Javelina and Mountain

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/hunting-regulations.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - EPA Network Readiness Grant, natural resources, Hualapai Tribe
    data necessary for characterizing reporting analyzing and protecting the Natural Resources of this area Overview of HDNR s current programs and relationship to EPA Readiness Grant EPA Challenge Grant 2 Overall Context of Program Develop a well organized digital data system for environmental data collected by HDNR Establish a framework for expanding the amount and type of environmental information Improve communication capability for displaying analyzing and sharing environmental data Provide the benefit of experience to other tribes or groups interested to develop a similar system 3 Specific Items Long range plans to expand and upgrade monitoring equipment Plans for satellite data transmissiion and EPA Challenge Grant application Establish and maintain digital data environment consistent with established EPA protcols Develop tools for gathering processing analyzing and displaying environmental data within the new digital data environment Develop and operate a network node client for the NEIEN Program Expand the technical capabilities of HDNR staff 4 HDNR Coordination with Other Agencies Build data and transmission protocols with EPA consistent with NEIEN Utilize EPA program elements to expand capabilities with regard to existing data sharing Desert Research Institute Air Quality U S Geological Survey Water Quality Other Develop tools to provide environmental summaries for

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/EPA-Network-Readiness.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - stream gauge
    Truxton Wash On the Colorado River above Diamond Creek a station is located to collect suspended sediment samples on the Colorado River Every quarter a report on the three stream gauge stations is generated by U S Geological Survey and submitted to the Hualapai Tribe and every five years a 305 b report is generated and submitted Daily real time data can be accessed on the internet Below are links

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/usgs.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - Bighorn Sheep, Guaranteed Hunts, Trophy Game, 100% Success
    resident herd Survey information for desert bighorn sheep exists from 1981 until present This survey data varies in time conducted survey methods and personnel conducting survey VIDEO VIDEO This video shows a number of Desert Bighorn Sheep found in their natural environment upon the Hualapai Indian Reservation within the Grand Canyon Helicopter flights are scheduled annually by the Hualapai Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Program to count the number of Bighorn Sheep Habitat Description Desert bighorn sheep generally prefer habitat consisting of rocky outcrops canyon cliffs and the flatlands above these cliffs Abundant feed in the form of annual grasses small shrubs and forbes in close proximity to a water source is an important habitat factor Rock shelves wind cut caves and pockets among the boulders of talus slopes provide cover for the Desert bighorn sheep On this survey observers looked in all these areas with special emphasis on the sheep trails where the talus slopes and cliff walls meet Back to Top Classification The Desert bighorn sheep seen during annual surveys are classified as lambs ewes yearlings or rams Yearlings are classified as either male or female The rams are broken into four classes Class I II III IV A class I ram is characterized by having mass at the bases of the horns only and horns appearing triangular from the front and are widespread A class II ram has mass at the 1 4 curl point and have a sickle horn appearance A class III ram has mass at the ½ curl point with the horn reaching a 3 4 curl plus A class IV ram has mass at the 3 4 curl point with the horns appearing squarish and having a tight curl Class IV rams usually have a curl larger than 3 4 approaching a full

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/Desert-Bighorn-Sheep.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - community awareness, education and outreach, water resources
    Tribe s Environment Water Resources staff also present information on practical applications of response and active management practices Our ability to respond to urgent situations within the local environment allows us to visit sites of concern and educate the public on natural processes and human activities that impact springs streams and the local groundwater table We have produced our own brochures on many topics such as Non Point Source Pollution Storm Water Run off Pollution Source Water Assessment and Protection and Springs Seeps Biomonitoring Protocols We distribute these brochures as often as possible to citizens civic groups or organizations We participate in many events such as the Earth Day Youth Camp Sobriety Festival Career Day and Junior Rodeo Our educational presentations on Pollution Environment and Water continue to be performed at the local elementary school in Peach Springs VIDEO This video shows recent highlights of a Pollution Prevention presentation with the 1st grade class of Peach Springs Elementary School and the Technicians from the Water Resources Program Regular Education and Outreach activities with members of the community of Peach Springs is an important goal for the Water Resource Program and often includes presentations and discussions on how the Hualapai Department of Natural Resources and the average citizen can contribute to conservation of the local environment Alvin Crook Water technician for the Hualapai tribe is going over a community presentation on what mining and drought has done to Coffer Hot Spring in Wikieup Az Danny Powsey Water technician for the Hualapai tribe is teaching members of the Boys and Girls Club the dangers of storm water run off Alvin Crook shows interested local community and tribal members how the scientific water meters used in collecting water data work and what each one is used for Peach Springs Elementary 1 st grade

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/education-and-outreach.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Hualapai HDNR - Elk Hunting
    majority of the elk during critical antler growth periods This may have resulted in stunted horn growth especially in the back end of the antler To maintain a trophy elk herd special attention needs to be paid to helping feed and water during these dry times Since the Hualapai s resident elk herd is in a relatively small area it is possible to alleviate much of the stress to these animals This should be looked at as an opportunity to advance the trophy population and the hunting experience on the Hualapai reservation VIDEOS The following videos display Rocky Mountain Elk within their habitat on the Hualapai Reservation Hunting is allowed by permit only and during season as a part of the management and conservation process Trophy Elk are auctioned off each year with the full amount of proceeds contributed to Education Scholarships available on the Hualapai Reservation Trophy Sized Bulls on the Hualapai Reservation Rocky Mountain Elk Survey 2002 Note Play and Stop buttons are currently unavailable for this video Please right click on the video screen for a pop up menu of the available functions in the flash player Thank you 2006 Elk Survey Data December 26 30 2006 Cows Calves Spikes 2X2 3X3 4X4 5X5 6X6 7X7 Deformed Total National 22 3 10 1 2 5 4 30 0 1 78 Mohawk 75 5 4 0 2 15 24 38 0 10 173 Prospect 159 14 16 1 0 3 2 12 2 0 209 Ridenour Mine 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 T T Frazier Wells 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 Red Dyke 58 15 3 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 82 Jungle Rim 3 2 2 1 1 3 2 10 0 0 24 Fish Facilities 8 9 2 1 2 9 13 43 4 0 91 Babylon 0 Manzanita Twenty Pines 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 Limestone 0 Bull Pasture 0 Plain Tank 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 Horseflat 0 326 49 37 6 7 41 49 135 7 12 669 2008 Elk Survey Data January 6 10 2009 Cows Calves Spikes 2X2 3X3 4X4 5X5 6X6 7X7 Deformed Total National 28 13 3 1 2 3 14 41 0 7 112 Mohawk 35 10 3 1 2 8 19 44 0 12 134 Prospect 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 93 Ridenour Mine 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 22 T T Frazier Wells 15 3 0 0 1 1 2 7 0 1 30 Red Dyke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jungle Rim 28 6 3 0 0 3 18 23 1 0 82 Fish Facilities 11 4 2 0 4 3 13 25 0 2 64 Babylon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Manzanita Twenty Pines 0 0

    Original URL path: http://www.hualapai.org/Rocky_Mountain_Elk.html (2016-02-09)
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