Shoshone http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Proposed Rule To Make Tribal Oil Pricing Fairer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/proposed-rule-make-tribal-oil-pricing-fairer <p>The federal government is trying to create a better system for pricing oil and gas on Indian reservations. The Office of Natural Resource Revenue&nbsp;brought together government, tribes and the energy industry to write the new rule.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Claire Ware is the Director of the Shoshone-Arapahoe Tribes Minerals Compliance Program and sat on the committee.&nbsp; She says the old rules put tribes at a disadvantage. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:20:46 +0000 Melodie Edwards 60318 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Proposed Rule To Make Tribal Oil Pricing Fairer Comment period closes Monday for Shoshone's first plan in 25 years http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/comment-period-closes-monday-shoshones-first-plan-25-years <p>The deadline for public comments for the proposed Shoshone National Forest plan is Monday.&nbsp; It’s the first plan for the forest in 25 years.&nbsp;</p><p>The plan has generated a lot of interest from multiple-use groups who want to expand areas of access.&nbsp; The Sierra Club’s Connie Wilbert believes the plan could allow more motorized use, and that concerns her.</p><p>"The problem is that the illegal, unauthorized trails that go off of the legal trails are an enormous problem on the forest right now,” Wilbert said. “They’re getting worse every year."</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:55:58 +0000 Bob Beck 33189 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Comment period closes Monday for Shoshone's first plan in 25 years Judge hears arguments in Wyoming bald eagle case http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/judge-hears-arguments-wyoming-bald-eagle-case <p>A federal judge must decide a dispute between two Wyoming Indian tribes ... over whether eagles may be killed on the Wind River Reservation for religious purposes.</p><p>Judge Alan Johnson of Cheyenne heard arguments Friday in a lawsuit the Northern Arapaho Tribe is pressing against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.</p><p>The federal agency issued a permit to the Northern Arapaho this spring specifying the tribe could kill two bald eagles for its annual Sun Dance. It was the nation's first bald eagle permit for religious purposes.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:07:40 +0000 The Associated Press 30763 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Judge hears arguments in Wyoming bald eagle case Tribes disagree about right to kill eagles on Reservation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribes-disagree-about-right-kill-eagles-reservation <p>A federal judge will allow Eastern Shoshone Tribe to challenge the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s plan to sue for the right to kill bald eagles on the reservation they share.</p><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a permit to the Northern Arapaho Tribe allowing them to kill two bald eagles annually for religious purposes, as long as they do so outside the reservation they share with the Shoshone. Because Wyoming state law prohibits the killing of eagles on state land, the Northern Arapaho are suing Fish and Wildlife for the right to kill the eagles on the reservation.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 15:04:25 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 24424 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tribes disagree about right to kill eagles on Reservation Goats banned in parts of Shoshone National Forest http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/goats-banned-parts-shoshone-national-forest <p>Parts of the Shoshone National Forest in northwest Wyoming are now off-limits to domestic goats, which some people use to haul gear into the backcountry.</p><p>Forest officials announced the decision for pack goats Monday and say it will remain in effect through 2013.</p><p>The purpose is to protect wild bighorn sheep. Forest officials say there is increasing evidence that domestic sheep and goats can spread disease to bighorn sheep.</p><p>The Shoshone National Forest is home to one of the largest populations of bighorn sheep in the lower 48 states.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:25:13 +0000 The Associated Press 15407 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Goats banned in parts of Shoshone National Forest