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Title: Indian Summer

This paper focuses on preserving and strengthening two resources culturally and socially important to the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Tribe on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho; their young people and the Pacific-Northwest Salmon. After learning that salmon were not returning in significant numbers to ancestral fishing waters at headwater spawning sites, tribal youth wanted to know why. As a result, the Indian Summer project was conceived to give Shoshone-Bannock High School students the opportunity to develop hands-on, workable solutions to improve future Indian fishing and help make the river healthy again. The project goals were to increase the number of fry introduced into the streams, teach the Shoshone-Bannock students how to use scientific methodologies, and get students, parents, community members, and Indian and non-Indian mentors excited about learning. The students chose an egg incubation experiment to help increase self-sustaining, natural production of steelhead trout, and formulated and carried out a three step plan to increase the hatch-rate of steelhead trout in Idaho waters. With the help of local companies, governmental agencies, scientists, and mentors students have been able to meet their project goals, and at the same time, have learned how to use scientific methods to solve real life problems, howmore » to return what they have used to the water and land, and how to have fun and enjoy life while learning.« less
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Sho-Ban High School, Fort Hall, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
541825
Report Number(s):
INEL/CON-97-00266; CONF-970825-
ON: DE97053241; TRN: AHC29723%%43
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waterpower `97, Atlanta, GA (United States), 5-8 Aug 1997; Other Information: PBD: [1997]
Research Org:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; WATER QUALITY; TROUT; POPULATION DYNAMICS; IDAHO; AMERICAN INDIANS; EDUCATION; LEARNING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; MIGRATION; PRODUCTIVITY; FISHERIES; STREAMS; SNAKE RIVER PLAIN; HABITAT