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
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.
improve management of all Tribal and individual-Indian lands in a manner
that preserves long-term productivity, protects cultural properties, and
protect the health of the Tribal public through sound land management
practices and protection of all environmental resources.
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.
Cultural Resources Division
Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Division
Land Services Division
Water Resources Division
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Coordination
Snake River Basin Adjudication Coordination
Nez Perce Reservation Extension
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