• Nez Perce National Historical Park. Front Page banner photograph is of Heart of the Monster, an ancient place where the Nez Perce creation story originates. The secondary page photograph is of Nez Perce beadwork.

    Nez Perce

    National Historical Park ID,MT,OR,WA

Park Planning

"Planning is About the Future"

To anticipate the needs of the future, the National Park Service provides a variety of tools to deal with present challenges and what is on the horizon. Many of the park's planning documents are available in a digital format on this web page.

Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Performance Report
PDF (48 KB)

2008-2012 Strategic Plan
PDF (87 KB)

General Management Plan
PDF Text only (187 KB)

Comprehensive Interpretive Plan
PDF Text only (136 KB)
PDF (1.29 MB)

Museum Management Plan
PDF (2.42 MB)

Big Hole National Battlefield Administrative History
Nez Perce National Historical Park Administrative History

Did You Know?

The great Nez Perce rodeo rider Jackson Sundown on his horse, circa 1920. NPS photo NEPE-HI-1922

Horses came into Nez Perce country about the 1730s and the Nez Perce became well known for their large herds of fine horses. The Nez Perce practiced selective breeding to obtain the traits of intelligence, endurance, and speed.