Special Projects

Special Projects at NPT Water Resources

Nez Perce Tribe Lead Outreach Program
Sponsored by: EPA Lead Outreach and Education Program

Education and Outreach Project 

The goal of this project is to provide educational material to inform the public about the effects of exposure to Lead-based paint and related hazards. This will be accomplished through community and school activities, Tribal environmental and health gatherings/fairs/conferences, the development and production of an informational video and media tools such as posters, brochures, and our website.

Nez Perce Tribe Environmental Justice
Sponsored By: EPA Environmental Justice Program

Water Protection Project 
mud bogging
This project addresses the importance of the Tribe’s water resources and the
impact mud-bogging in wetland areas can affect the quality of our water resources.
A documentary video was produced to highlight the Tribe’s views on mud-bogging and the importance of water resources to the culture and the environment.

Nez Perce Tribe Climate Change Adaptation Planning Project

Sponsored by: BIA Tribal Resilience Program, and the EPA

Resilience and Adaptation Planning Project

The Nez Perce Tribe is producing a comprehensive vulnerability assessment and adaptation plan that addresses the impacts of climate change on water, fish, wildlife, forests, food sovereignty and food security, cultural resources, and community well-being. The Water Resources Division formerly produced the Clearwater River Subbasin adaptation plan. This project updates and expands upon that effort.  In addition, the tribal climate change staff have a number of additional projects underway to support and expand the adaptation planning process in order to prepare for implementation, and fund long-term adaptation and mitigation efforts including a climate and culturally smart toolkit project, a climate smart agriculture project, and a landscape level planning project.

The Nez Perce Tribe Climate Change efforts are not limited to Water Resources. The Nez Perce Tribe Executive Committee and many Divisions at the Tribe have already been responding to and planning for climate change. This project is to provide current information and support to those efforts. The exciting climate change adaptation and resilience projects happening within Water Resources are featured on the Water Resources climate change planning page at the link above.  Please visit our page to learn more!