EducationAcross from the main hatchery is a new interpretive trail, called the "Mill Pond Trail". It is 300 yards long, on a moderately level, mowed surface. The trail follows an old mill pond, which attracts migrating waterfowl and native wildlife such as white tailed deer, beaver, muskrat, pheasant, turkey, Canada geese, osprey and bald eagles. At the end of the trail is an historic plaque, commemorating the Nez Perce war of 1877. The hatchery and trail are the historic village site of Nez Perce Chief Lookingglass. In the summer of 1877, the village was attacked and destroyed by the U.S. Army, which had been sent to round up all Indians for placement on reservations.
Last updated: December 12, 2012