Department of Natural Resources
The vision of the Department of Natural Resource is to provide long-term
cultural, social, political, and economic stability to the Nez Perce Tribe.
- To implement effective and efficient services through existing
and potential programs that promote, protect, and perpetuate the utilization
and sustain ability of the tribe’s invaluable treaty rights and resources.
- To improve management of all Tribal and individual-Indian lands
in a manner that preserves long-term productivity, protects cultural
properties, and maximizes revenue.
- To protect the health of the Tribal public through sound land
management practices and protection of all environmental resources.
- Above all, to protect, preserve, and perpetuate all cultural
resources necessary to Nez Perce way of life.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
The Department of Natural Resources consists of the Land Services, Cultural
Resources, Wildlife Resources, Forest Resources, Water Resources, and
Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Divisions.
These divisions focus on delivering resource management services on the
reservation and participating in the planning, implementation and
decision-making of land management activities affecting the Nez Perce Treaty and
usual and accustomed territories. The programs
provide protection of reserved treaty-rights in all areas to their best
abilities. Department administration is structured
to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach in meeting these needs.
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