Bolle Center for People and Forests

Announcements

February 2022: University of Montana professors Martin Nie and Monte Mills recently received an honorable mention for the best environmental law article of the year from the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, a collaboration between the Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt University. Their article “Bridges to a New Era: A Report on the Past, Present, and Potential Future of Tribal Co-Management on Federal Public Lands,” was chosen as one of the year’s top five academic articles presenting legal and policy solutions to pressing environmental problems from of a pool of hundreds of law review articles considered by law students and a prestigious expert advisory committee.

January 2022: Director Nie and Monte Mills invited to provide “An Updated Report on the Past, Present, and Potential Future of Tribal Co-Management on Federal Public Lands” to the Western Environmental Law Center.

January 2022: Director Nie invited to participate in “A Dialogue on the Dimensions of Indigenous Land Back” at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

November 2021: In line with the recommendations made in Bridges to a New Era: A Report on the Past, Present, and Potential Future of Tribal Co-Management on Federal Public Lands, the Biden Administration issued an unprecedented “Joint Secretarial Order on Fulfilling the Trust Responsibility to Indian Tribes in the Stewardship of Federal Lands and Waters.” (Order No. 3403). In doing so the President calls for “Building a New Era of Nation-to-Nation Engagement.”

January 2021: Director Nie invited to discuss “Defending Our Federal Lands” at the Wyss Foundation’s “Series on Conservation Issues in the American West in Light of the 2020 Election.”

October 2020: Director Nie and Monte Mills present “Bridges to a New Era: A Report on the Past, Present and Future of Tribal Co-Management on Federal Public Lands,” hosted by the Center for American Progress.