Shoshone Bannock Indian Reservation
The mission of the Land Use Department is to enhance the quality of life, promote economic opportunity and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation. We will accomplish this through the delivery of quality management services of our Tribal natural resources, regulating and enforcing the Land Use Ordinance and continuing to work cooperatively with federal agencies in the spirit of self-determination to maintain tribal jurisdiction. The Land Use Ordinance is an ordinance that defines the overall policy of natural resource management on the Fort Hall Reservation and the management of the use of lands within the exterior boundaries of the reservation and those lands on and off the reservation which are owned by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
The Land Use Policy Commission is an elected three member Commission that operates under the Land Use Policy Ordinance. The policy of this Ordinance is to preserve all Tribal lands for the absolute and undisturbed use and occupation of the Tribes, control and regulate the use of all lands and natural resources, preserve the traditional and agricultural use of the land and natural resources, and to preserve, promote, and protect the character of the Fort Hall Reservation.