Tribes as Trustees Again (Part II): Evaluating Four Models of Tribal Participation in the Conservation Trust Movement
70 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2012
Date Written: May 6, 2008
This article is the second part of a two-part analysis exploring how Native Americans and landowners can use conservation trust mechanisms to protect tribal interests on privately held lands in the United States. Part I suggested four models of tribal engagement in private conservation. This article (Part II) evaluates the four models according to criteria such as legal vulnerabilities, tax implications, tribal access and control, and funding mechanisms. It delves into the intricacies of private transactional conservation tools and examines unique issues and concerns pertaining to tribes and native interests. By comparing the four models, this article provides a framework for tribes to formulate private conservation strategies. It concludes by identifying policy and legal initiatives to seed a tribal trust movement across the United States.
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