The purpose of this research was to investigate the hypothesis that in the U.S. West, the presence of Native American land ownership (reservations) and capacity for tribal natural resource management supports adaptive river basin governance, and specifically, helps to balance cultural and ecological values of rivers in the federal processes of hydropower relicensing. I approached this research through a mixed methods approach of spatial (GIS) analysis, analysis of existing datasets of U.S. dam removals, and a robust literature review.
© 2017 Brian C. Chaffin
Chaffin, Brian C., "The Role of Native American Tribes in Transforming River Basin Governance in the U.S. West" (2017). University Grant Program Reports. 28.