Yakama Nation Combines with SCI to Release Antelope in Washington
Indian Country News has an interesting story up about the SCI working with the Yakama Nation to reintroduce pronghorn to the Yakama's reservation. Earlier this month a group of volunteers rounded up 99 Nevada pronghorns and released them in Washington.
“Basically, this is the Yakama Nation’s project and we’re just arranging the financing,” Glenn Rasmussen, SCI-Central Washington member from Wapato said. Much of the money, including the $25,000 paid to Nevada for the capture operation, was donated from Shikar Safari Club, a group of wealthy sportsmen not related to Safari Club International, he said. The tribe has the advantage of being free from complying with certain environmental laws and environmental impact statement requirements, said Donny Martorello, WDFW big-game manager in Olympia. “They’re an independent nation,” he said. “We don’t have jurisdiction over their actions."