KLT Blog

A message from KLT about COVID-19

During this difficult time, KLT has implemented policies to slow the spread of COVID-19, while also ensuring that we can continue to provide vital resources for our community. The KLT office is closed per the statewide stay-at-home order issued March 25, 2020. If you would like to speak with a member of our staff, please

Coal Burned Bowls

By Dave Kretzschmar, KLT Education Director Ever made your own bowl before?  It is so easy to reach in the cupboard and take down a store bought bowl for your soup or cereal.  Making your own coal burned bowl and eating from it reconnects us to our roots and ancient crafts.  Using fire to shape
By Dave Kretzschmar, KLT Education Director There is still snow on the ground, but all around me the signs of spring are slowly making themselves felt.  Water is changing from its solid state of ice and snow to drips off the eaves and little streams and rivulets are running everywhere.  Across the road, a grassy

Otters with Dr. Wayne Melquist

This event has been postponed – When we have set a new date, it will be posted here, as well as on Facebook. If you do have tickets, they will be held for this later date. Thank you for your understanding! Join KLT, Idaho Conservation League and American Heritage Wildlife Foundation for an educational presentation

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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