Land Services Program
PHONE 208-843-7391 FAX
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.
- To manage agricultural lands through a leasing process that
preserves long-term productivity and maximizes revenue.
- To provide services to NPTEC and individual-Indian landowners
on land use planning, noxious weed control, environmental site assessments,
and other technical services.
- To use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to provide
comprehensive land-based information and related technical assistance to all
- 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.