KLT Blog

Otters with Dr. Wayne Melquist

Join KLT, Idaho Conservation League and American Heritage Wildlife Foundation for an educational presentation on otters by local wildlife biologist, Dr. Wayne Melquist. Dr. Melquist has been studying otters since the 1980s and will be presenting his experiences with these remarkable creatures. March 13, at 3:00 and 6:00 pm at the Panida’s Little Theater. Tickets

Thorell Conservation Project

As January snows quietly blanket the tall pines and alder thickets of their Pack River home, Lenny and Carole Thorell take comfort in the knowledge that their special corner of the world will remain as it is for a very long time. The Thorells recently entered into a voluntary conservation partnership with Kaniksu Land Trust
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Ermine (or Stoat)

The ermine, which is also known as a stoat or a short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea) is a member of the family which also includes badgers, otters, ferrets, wolverines and other carnivorous mammals.  This animal is referred to as an ermine during the winter when its fur is pure white with a black tipped tail, during
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Winter Fun Days

Looking to get your kids outside over winter break? KLT will be hosting three Winter Fun Days January 2, 3, and 4, from 9:00 -3:00 pm. This is a program for children ages 8-13 We’ll be playing outside in the snow at Pine Street Woods, learning about winter animal activity, how to have fun in

Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) are one of several native species of grouse in Idaho. This medium sized bird generally weighs between 1- 1.5 pounds, with very little size difference between the male and female birds. Ruffed grouse are either grey or brown morph – which describes their general coloring – although both morphs are well
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Name the outdoor recreation center!

Last spring, Sandpoint Nordic Club and Kaniksu Land Trust received a grant from the Blue Cross Foundation to build an outdoor recreation center at Pine Street Woods. Inspired by a community survey showing that most of our community was struggling to get outdoors during the winter, KLT and SNC believe that this outdoor recreation center

Be a Trail Ambassador!

KLT is in search of volunteers who would like to help introduce new people to Pine Street Woods. PSW trail ambassadors will spend two hours on weekend days exploring Pine Street Woods and educating new visitors about trails, experiences and Kaniksu Land Trust. All trail ambassadors will attend an orientation session at Pine Street Woods

Coeur d’Alene Salamander

The Coeur d’Alene Salamander (Plethodon idahoensis) is one of just five native species of salamanders and newts in Idaho. First discovered on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene in 1939, this salamander is on of the few amphibians found in North Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene Salamander is small and slender, with an average length of
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Northern Flying Squirrel

Did you know that Idaho is home to the Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus)? This unique mammal is native to much of Idaho, but as it prefers coniferous forests as its home, it is most commonly found in the northern parts of our state. The northern flying squirrel is usually a light brown or reddish
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Grand Opening of Pine Street Woods

Kaniksu Land Trust invites you to join us for the Grand Opening of Pine Street Woods Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Click here for the PSW Grand Opening Schedule. Activities will include guided hikes, mountain bike rides and walks; a doctor led walk; yoga; educational activities for kids; a scavenger hunt;

Bat Night at Pine Street Woods

Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 pm  Pine Street Woods Join local bat expert Carrie Hugo for an evening of education as we study our local bat species through observation and mist netting. We will also serve cookies and drinks. To access Pine Street Woods, head west on Pine Street, follow the road as it turns


Dragonflies are native to almost every where on Earth, in Idaho, our most common native dragonfly species is the Common Green Darner (anax junius). Dragonflies are easily recognized by their long slender body and two pairs of wings set close to the head. Dragonflies can be distinguished from damselflies in rest – dragonflies will hold
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