Lapwai Nature Park

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The Nez Perce Tribe will partnMaper with Idaho Fish and Game, the University of Idaho, and the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute to restore 30 acres of riparian and wetland habitat on the south-east edge of the City of Lapwai. Eighteen species of invasive weeds have been documented in this area, and the dumping of trash here is a recurring problem. This project will remove those invasive weed species and replace them with native vegetation that will help to improve water quality, as well as providing habitat for pollinators and other desirable animal species. Interpretive signs will be designed and installed along a foot-path that will be constructed in the park. In addition to the environmental benefits associated with this project, the area will provide an outdoor classroom for tribal youth to learn more about the natural world.

For more information on this project, contact: Rue Hoover, Wetlands Specialist– 208-843-7368



  1. Elliott L. Moffett on June 3, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I’m reviewing the material on your web page with regard to water resources of the Nez Perce Tribe, (NPT). I am the Chairman of the Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment (NPtE) which is a non-profit organization, NGO. thank you for disseminating this information to the public, tribal and non-tribal. please be informed that on June 25, at Kamiah’s Wa-a-yas Community Building we are having an environmental summit. it will begin at 9:00 a.m. until about 1:00 p.m. The Video, Jumbo Wild will be shown, and we plan on discussing environmental issues and report to the group of our activities including joining in with other environmental organizations to sue, fish and wildlife for killing wolves, seeming indiscriminately, and suing the forest service for the salvage timber sale on the Selway. we are also gearing up for activism concerning the four lower snake river dam breaching as well.

    • Ken Clark on June 3, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      You’re very welcome. We hope the website becomes an effective tool to let the public know about the good work we do in the Water Resources Division.

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