Here's just a small sampling of the places we've helped preserve over the years.
LÁQSA (lOCHSA) rIVER cORRIDOR
The Lochsa River region was a significant landscape for the Nez Perce in the past and remains significant to the Nez Perce living today. It is used, cherished, and enculturated through the active, ongoing practices informed by tradition and manifested in the present. Efforts are underway to nominate this important landscape to the National Register of Historic Places as a Traditional Cultural Property.
Dworshak Dam & Reservoir
The NPT Cultural Resource Program has conducted archaeological monitoring and testing on Dworshak Reservoir project lands since the 1990s. The Program works with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District to provide information to assist the Corps in the development of long-term management decisions regarding archaeological sites located on Dworshak Project lands.
In 2016 Rapid River was the first ever Traditional Cultural Property to be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in the State of Idaho. Rapid River has been continuously used by Nez Perce people since time immemorial as one of their many fishing sites. The numbers of traditional fishing sites for the Nez Perces has declined since contact due to colonial encroachment, dam construction, and non-tribal fishing. All of this has elevated the importance of Rapid River for the Nez Perces; with fewer sites available and with a changing physical and social environment, Rapid River continues to be a vital cultural site.