Land Enterprise Subcommittee
Report for May 2009
The Land Commission is comprised of the following:
- Joanna F. Marek - Chairman
- Larry M. Greene Jr. - Vice-Chairman
- Julia A. Davis-Wheeler
- Tonia B. Garcia
- Joel T. Moffett
- Rebecca A. Miles
Young Horseman Program - Larry M. Greene Jr., Julia A.
Davis-Wheeler, Joanna F. Marek
The Land Enterprise Commission Subcommittee meets every first and third
of the month at 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. (Open to Tribal members).
To provide for the generation of revenue through land leasing for the benefit
of the Nez Perce Tribe. To provide for the acquisition of land both on and near the Nez Perce Reservation.
To increase revenue through leasing of tribal lands and acquisition of land
both on and near the Nez Perce Reservation.
Description of services
The Land Enterprise Commission Subcommittee meets the first & third Tuesday
of each month. The subcommittee reviews & approves lease applications, home
site leases and land acquisitions.
Land Leasing: The BIA Leasing staff is responsible for trust land
leases for in which the Nez Perce Tribe is an owner or co-owner. The staff
is responsible for the bid process and presenting bids to the Land Enterprise
Commission. The staff provides fair market value information and
administrative support in processing the leases.
The Land Services: The staff is responsible for writing Conservation
Plans of Operations for all agricultural leases and wise land use
practices. Field and boundary maps are provided upon request. The
staff also ensures lease compliance by doing field investigations.
Realty: The staff processes land sale applications submitted by
individual tribal landowners. Staff also provides the Tribe the option to
purchase at fair market value those interests which will go out of trust through
- Approved the Land Commission budget in the amount of $1,715,659.00.
Approved the Land Services Program for $214,740.00.
- The first Nez Perce Horse sale was contracted to Mr. Frank Dillon.
there were a 37 horses sold for a total of $22,364.15. The costs for
the sale was $12,461.10. The balance of funds after the sale is
$9,903.05. dated 3/29/05.
- On Oct 12, '04 a directive to Jack Bell to provide a plan of operation to
downsize the Young Horseman Program based upon the current fiscal year
funding and to include appropriate reduction in force and recommendations to
stock and inventory. An AdHoc committee was formed to look into a way to
save the Young Horseman Program and report back to the Natural Resources
Subcommittee. In conjunction with the Adhoc Committee Mr. Jack Bell had
been addressing the future of the Young Horseman Program.
- The commission approved a 25 year lease for a home site lease not to
exceed two-acres on a portion of T-1513 located in the Kamiah area.
- Approved five year leases to William Boyer, Valley Farms, Frei Land and
Cattle, Larry Boyer Land and Cattle, Shirley Shebala, Brammer-Meacham Farms,
Ida Collins, Whitman Farms, Hewitt Ranch Inc.,
- Fee to Trust Conversions (approved by NPTEC): Nez Perce Allotments
1418, 1717, 1869 and 1894.
- A request for a right-of-way from Kayler's Bend Golf Course was referred
to Legal Counsel and Department of Natural Resources. The area is
interest in near the Peck turn off on Highway 12.
- Easement for Right-of-Way to the Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authroity for
the right to construct, main tain and repair a 10' access and utility easement
on Tribal Tract T3123.
- A directive to Office of Legal Counsel to pursue Alternative #3 to
recommend a location to build a road for access to the Slickpoo Cemetery.