Land Services Program

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lapwai       208-843-7392 PHONE      208-843-7391 FAX

VISION

To provide land management services to the NPTEC and individual-Indian landowners that provide economic benefit while protecting and enhancing their natural and cultural resources.

 

GOALS

  1. To manage agricultural lands through a leasing process that preserves long-term productivity and maximizes revenue.
  2. To provide services to NPTEC and individual-Indian landowners on land use planning, noxious weed control, environmental site assessments, and other technical services.
  3. To use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to provide comprehensive land-based information and related technical assistance to all Tribal programs.
  4. To develop and promote the use of biological control agents (insects) for the control of noxious weeds.

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

The Land Services Program has 3 major areas of service.  The program is responsible for writing Conservation Plans of Operations for all agriculture leases, based on owner input and wise land use practices.  Technical assistance is provided at landowners requests, such as field and boundary maps, field inventories, and compliance investigations.

The GIS Program provides services to all Tribal programs on map production, database design, data storage and retrieval, and analysis of spatial information.  All information is documented and available over the Tribal network using GIS software.  Color copier services are available on a walk-in basis for a minimal fee.

The Nez Perce Biocontrol Center’s purpose is to raise, distribute and monitor insects that consume noxious weeds.  The Center currently raises or can acquire 16 insects that are natural predators to 6 different noxious weeds.  Each insect is specific to one weed and several weeds have multiple insects.  The insects are now only raised and collected on established field nursery sites.  Future production will be at controlled nursery sites.

 

STAFF

  • Land Services Director

  • Office Specialist II

  • Range Conservationist

  • Lease Compliance Technician II

  • GIS Analyst

  • GIS Technician

  • Remote Sensing Analyst

  • Biocontrol Center Coordinator

  • Biocontrol Biologist

  • Biocontrol Gardener

  • Biological Aide

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

 

 

Nez Perce Tribe Information Systems Department.
Copyright 2009 Nez Perce Tribe. All rights reserved.
Revised: October 01, 2010 .
 


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