Land Enterprise Subcommittee
Updated May 2017
The Land Commission is comprised of the following:
- Bill Picard - Chairman
- Casey L. Mitchell - Vice-Chairman
- McCoy Oatman
- Shannon F. Wheeler
- Quincy Ellenwood
Horse Program - Casey L. Mitchell
Natural Resources Conservation Service
- McCoy Oatman, Delegate; Casey L. Mitchell, Alternate
InterTribal Agriculture Council
- Shannon F. Wheeler, Delegate; Casey L. Mitchell, Alternate
The Land Enterprise Commission Subcommittee meets every first
and third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. (Open to Tribal members).
To provide for the generation of revenue through land leasing for the benefit
of the Nez Perce Tribe. To provide for the acquisition of land both on and
near the Nez Perce Reservation.
To increase revenue through leasing of tribal lands and acquisition of land
both on and near the Nez Perce Reservation.
Description of services
The Land Enterprise Commission Subcommittee meets the first & third Tuesday
of each month. The subcommittee reviews & approves lease applications,
home site leases and land acquisitions.
Land Leasing: The BIA Leasing staff is responsible for trust land
leases for in which the Nez Perce Tribe is an owner or co-owner. The staff
is responsible for the bid process and presenting bids to the Land Enterprise
Commission. The staff provides fair market value information and
administrative support in processing the leases.
The Land Services: The staff is responsible for writing Conservation
Plans of Operations for all agricultural leases and wise land use practices.
Field and boundary maps are provided upon request. The staff also ensures
lease compliance by doing field investigations.
Realty: The staff processes land sale applications submitted by
individual tribal landowners. Staff also provides the Tribe the option to
purchase at fair market value those interests which will go out of trust through