Trail Plans

Nez Perce National Historic Trail Comprehensive Plan (1990)

Nez Perce Trail Study Report (1982)

Record of Decision for the Nez Perce National Historic Trail Study (1985)

Interpretive Strategy (1999)

Interpretive Plan (2016)

Site Certification Under Legal Review

The 1978 National Trails System Act (NTSA), as amended, provides for a certification process for non-federally protected site segments but does not appear to provide for certification of individual sites. Moreover, after a segment is certified, it is no longer eligible for federal financial assistance from the Trail. It is likely that a new category of recognition will be developed for Trail partners, one which will still recognize their significance and importance and also retain their eligibility for financial assistance through the Challenge Cost Share Program. We will update this web page section as soon as the issue is legally resolved. In the interim, the text on certified sites, below, is for informational purposes only.

Certification Guide

Letter Explaning Site Certification

Interpretive Site Inventory

Download a PDF of the NPNHT interpretive site inventory here.

Administrative History ‚Äč

Historic and Administrative Context


Comprehensive Plan Revision Process

The staff of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail invites you to participate in the first of a series of public workshops to revise the Trail’s Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP). Please share your ideas about the future administration of the Trail

Key Contacts

  • Sandra Broncheau-McFarland, Administrator  NPNHT
    North Fork Ranger District-Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest
    12730 Hwy 12
    Orofino, Idaho 83544
    (208) 476-8334
  • Roger Peterson, Public Affairs Specialist
    Building 26 Fort Missoula Road
    Missoula, MT 59804
    (406) 329-3540
  • Ryan Domsalla, CP Revision Coordinator
    Building 26 Fort Missoula Road
    Missoula, MT 59804
    (406) 329-3288!ut/p/z0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zijQwgwNHCwN_DI8zPwBcqYKBfkO2oCADIwpjI/?position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&pname=Nez%20Perce%20National%20Historic%20Trail-%20Planning&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&ss=110199&pnavid=141000000000000&navid=141100000000000&ttype=main&cid=null