Hualapai Nation

Wetlands - Biomonitoring


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Bio-monitoring Protocols, Wetlands, 
      Eco-systems Assessment Protocols, Hualapai, dnr



The people of the Hualapai Tribe recognize wetlands as unique, delicately balanced repositories of life having a strong physical and spiritual interconnection with Hualapai culture and traditions.


The life giving waters from the springs are considered to be sacred to the Hualapai. It is used for the healing of body and soul. In time past, babies were taken to the sacred spring near their place of birth to be washed. Doing this made the child become part of the spring, and the child can return to the spring for guidance and blessing. The child is related to the water.



Exotic vegetation,
Point & non-point pollutants,
Macroinvertebrates, Birds,
Surface & groundwater, Cultural,
Water Quality,
Fish, Recreation

 

Wetlands, Bio-Monitoring, Hualapai, dnr


Wetlands perform many functions that are important to the Hualapai. Tribal members have the opportunity to continue and conduct ethnobotanical practices, thus ensuring the preservation and continuation of ancestral skills and uses. Significant benefits of wetlands for the Hualapai include; improving water quality; recharging groundwater; providing natural flood control boundaries and assisting in shoreline stabilization. Wetlands act as a source of filtration for non-point source run-off and support a wide variety of fish, wildlife, and plants.

 

Wetlands, Bio-Monitoring, Hualapai, dnr


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