Special thanks to Belinda Nelson, NTCR Tribal Affairs Committee member and board member of Gila
River Telecommunications, for coordinating the tour.
dissertation (Haxel 1977), the junior author observed a Gila
Monster at close range on the south side of Black Mountain in the southern Chocolate Mountains of southeasternmost California (Fig.
It's also a fitting name for the region's only native trout, the Gila
trout (Oncorhynchus gilae).
parent, if such corporation became the new common parent of the original consolidated group in a transaction in which the group remained in existence) enters into a new GILA
(for the remainder of the original five-year term), in which it agrees to recognize the gain that is the subject of the original GILA
and by substituting the successor U.S.
"Twelve or 13 years ago, there was hardly anyone in the Gila
River Indian community with phone service.
As they disappeared, he warned, we were "crushing the last remnants of something that ought to be preserved for the spiritual and physical welfare of future Americans." The forest service should find places like the Gila
, Leopold advised, and then it should command: "This is wilderness, and wilderness it shall remain."
"It felt like a wave of fire," says University of Arizona scientist Cecil Schwalbe, recalling a 1989 demonstration at a state wildlife booth where he erred in his handling of a Gila
monster and as a result was hospitalized with severe shock.
Back when these areas were selected as wilderness in the Gila
National Forest, a private rancher held a federal grazing permit to the land, so Congress decided to let the cows stay as long as they didn't "have an adverse impact on wilderness values." But 1,000 hungry cattle and wilderness just don't mix.
Earlier studies had discovered that neurons leave the ventricles by crawling along slender cells, called radial gila
, that span the brain from center to surface, like the spokes of a wheel.