Randell Publishes New Paper on Dams and Tribal Land Loss
August 9, 2023

New research by Assistant Professor Heather Randell concludes that dam constructions in the US have significantly contributed to land loss of Native people. Dams have flooded more than 1.13 million acres of tribal land in the US, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island. 

Randell says that land loss has disrupted natural resources, destroyed culturally significant sites, and impacted local communities' livelihoods. Her paper, “Dams and tribal land loss in the United States,” is published in Environmental Research Letters.