Lapwai Nature Park

The Nez Perce Tribe will partner 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