I worked with many NW tribes for almost 30 years and observed hundreds of on-the-ground examples of how land and resources are managed and restored by tribal leaders, scientists and general membership. Often in collaboration with local, state and federal goverment entities, not-for-profits, citizen groups and environmental organizations. As many of the tribal folks will tell you, things wax and wane within the tribal societies as well as in the general non-tribal societies. But if the question is who would fare best with managing the National Parks over the long term, I come down firmly on the side of the tribes.
Details would need to negotiated, such as use of roads through the parks and what to do with parks whose original indigenous inhabitants were extirpated. Perhaps a 10 year dual management system, while usage and funding is worked out. The federal government has a long history of not living up to the financial promises and responsibilities to tribes and public lands. A permanent and fully adequate funding stream would need to be put in place.
So yes, this both could and would work.
Edited by AWG_Pics, 13 April 2021 - 08:39 PM.