Tiller's Guide to Indian Country - Second Edition

541 ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS The tribes participate in the Snake River Sockeye Salmon Enhancement Program. The program aims to restock the river and Redfish Lake with the endangered sockeye salmon. The installation of dams along the river has reduced the salmons' ability to return to the lake to spawn, thus creating a vast reduction in population. The tribes support breaching the dams to restore the natural ecosystem. In 2002, the tribes initiated a research project in their agricultural enterprises. TheAlternative Potato Rotation Technique uses radish and mustard crops to fertilize the soil in potato fields. The hope is that the technique will reduce the amount of pesticides required to grow potato crops, thus reducing the amount of chemicals being absorbed into the soil and making the potatoes safer for human consumption. Natural Resources. In 1998, the Fort Hall Indian Mineral Resources Agreement was finalized. The agreement recognizes the tribes' water claims to the Snake River Basin in Idaho. This includes the natural flow, groundwater, and federal contract storage water. The agreement further stipulates access to storage water inAmerican Falls Reservoir and access to a specific amount of storage water in the Blackfoot Reservoir and Grays Lake to maintain and improve regional ecosystems. The tribes received funds for water management, grazing rights, enhancing the Fort Hall Irrigation Project, and BIA purchase of lands. Fort Hall TRI-ID-010 Shoshone Bannock JuniorSenior High School TRI-ID-013 Trading Post "Clothes Horse" off Highway 15 TRI-ID-012 Covered walkway -Playground at Day Care/Early Childhood Center TRI-ID-011 Day Care/Early Childhood Center Building TRI-ID-014 Fort Hall Rodeo Grounds TRI-ID-015 Front entrance, Shoshone Bannock Gaming Casino TRI-ID-010 TRI-ID-011 TRI-ID-012 TRI-ID-013 TRI-ID-014 TRI-ID-015