People & Population

Interior Reverses Course On Tribal Ownership Of Portion Of Missouri R.

"The Interior Department has reversed a Trump administration decision determining that a portion of the Missouri River was under the jurisdiction of the state of North Dakota rather than a Native American reservation."

Source: The Hill, 03/23/2021

Overlooked: Indigenous People Could Lead Global Plan to Conserve Nature

"Dozens of countries are backing an effort that would protect 30 percent of Earth’s land and water. Native people, often among the most effective stewards of nature, have been disregarded, or worse, in the past."

Source: NYTimes, 03/12/2021

Civilian Climate Corps Is a Government Plan That All Americans Can Back

"It was a rare case of Presidential understatement in the unveiling of a program: the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, according to a paragraph buried in Joe Biden’s long executive order on climate change, had been directed to make plans for a Civilian Climate Corps, modelled on the Civilian Conservation Corps—the C.C.C.—of the nineteen-thirties."

Source: New Yorker, 03/08/2021
March 22, 2021 to March 26, 2021

Workshop: Fire in the Crown of the Continent

This virtual event, hosted by the Crown Managers Partnership in association with several agencies, organizations, Tribes and the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network, will feature a unique 4-hour session each day.

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March 19, 2021

DEADLINE: IJNR Ocean + Climate Workshop Series

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources is offering four free regionally focused virtual workshops over the course of 2021, designed to help journalists explore ocean issues that are underreported in popular media. Deadline for Workshop #1, Southeastern U.S. on Mar 31-Apr 1, is Mar 19.

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“The Last Lions of Africa: Stories From the Frontline in the Battle To Save a Species”

A straightforward but passionate new book explores efforts to save the big cat from extinction in “The Last Lions of Africa.” Our BookShelf review lauds the author for making clear the species’ complexity and the damage done by “sustainable” practices such as trophy hunting. And the loss ends not just with the lions. Read our review for the bigger picture.

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