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Lochsa corridor nomination withdrawn; Kooskia meeting cancelled

A map that shows approximately the boundaries of the area nominated as the Lochsa River Corridor TCP (Traditional Cultural Place) was among the documents presented by Idaho State Historical Society leaders to the general public Sept. 12 in Grangeville.

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A map that shows approximately the boundaries of the area nominated as the Lochsa River Corridor TCP (Traditional Cultural Place) was among the documents presented by Idaho State Historical Society leaders to the general public Sept. 12 in Grangeville.



The Nez Perce Tribe's nomination of more than 750,000 acres of Lochsa River countryside for listing on the National Register of Historic Places has been withdrawn.

"We received a written request from the Nez Perce Tribe this morning to withdraw the Lochsa River Corridor TCP nomination from consideration for listing in the National Register of Historic Places," State Historic Preservation Office administrator Tricia Canaday told the Free Press Friday, Jan. 11. "It will therefore be removed from the March 2 Idaho State Historic Sites Review Board agenda. We are also cancelling the Public Information Meeting that was scheduled to take place on Monday, January 14 in Kooskia at the Kooskia Community Center at 26 Main St. We are sending letters out this morning to property owners and interested parties, informing them of both of these things."

Idaho County Commission chairman Skip Brandt told the Free Press he is "glad they did, however, I just hope that they do not modify it and reapply."

“The Nez Perce Tribe and the Cultural Resource Program have decided to remove the Lochsa Corridor Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) nomination from consideration for listing on the National Register of Historic Places," said Nakia Williamson, Nez Perce Tribe Cultural Resources Program Director, in a written statement. "The recognition of the significance of this important landscape by Idaho State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) achieved many of the fundamental objectives of the nomination. The Nez Perce Tribe will continue to advocate for the Cultural and Natural resources which define Nimiipuu lifeways and identity, and continue to work with the federal, state and local agencies to protect resources significant to the Tribe."



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