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BioBlitz & Mammal Mini-Camp

Join KLT for our third Annual BioBlitz! This year we’ll be exploring biodiversity at the University of Idaho’s new Organic Agriculture Center on North Boyer, near Schweitzer Mountain Road. Our 2019 BioBlitz will begin at 12:00 pm on Friday, June 7 and will continue for 24 hours. We’ll examine various types of life on the
black chinned humming bird in flight

Black-Chinned Hummingbird

The Black-Chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) is one of several hummingbird species native to our area. Male black-chinned hummingbirds can be identified by their black face and chin, with a purple throat band. Both the male and female have a metallic green back with a white abdomen. Like most hummingbirds, they have a long, slender beak.
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Equinox Walk in Pine Street Woods

Join KLT staff for a walk in Pine Street Woods to celebrate the Spring Equinox! We’ll be meeting in the late afternoon on March 20 for a short walk to mark the official first day of Spring. Sign-up is required, please use the form below. Fill out my LGL form!
painted turtle with head in shell held in one hand

Western Painted Turtle

The Western Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) is the only turtle native to North Idaho. The painted turtle, which has four subspecies, is native to most of the US as well as parts of Canada and Mexico. Fossils show that the painted turtle has existed for over 15 million years, and has developed several interesting
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Adult WildCrafting: Basket Weaving

Join KLT education staff for an evening of Adult WildCrafting on March 15. We’ll be learning about the basics of basket weaving, using reeds and rope. The cost for this event is $25, which includes all materials, as well as snacks and beverages – both beer and non-alcoholic options. This event is limited to those
children shelling acorns using stone hammers

WildCrafting Winter 2019

We will be offering two five-week sessions of WildCrafting again this winter. Session One will take place January 15 – February 13, and Session Two will take place February 26 – March 27. Classes will be offered on Tuesday from 3:00 – 4:30 pm and on Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Classes are held
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Wild Creatures I Have Known

Join KLT, Idaho Conservation League and American Heritage Wildlife Foundation for an evening of wildlife photography with Jerry L. Ferrara.  February 22, at 3:00 and 6:00 pm, Panida’s Little Theater. Tickets are $5 each, and can be purchased using the form below. For over forty years, professional wildlife and nature photographer, Jerry Ferrara, has explored
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bald eagle in flight across blue sky

Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is one of the most recognizable birds in the world, as it is the American national bird. Bald eagles can be found throughout the North American continent at various times of the year, although their breeding grounds are fairly limited. The subspecies found in our area, and the rest of 
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snowshoe hare looking at the camera with snow falling

Snowshoe Hare

Snowshoe hares (lepus americanus) are named for their oversize hind feet, which allow them to travel easily in the snow, and are one of North Idaho’s native mammal species. Snowshoe hares are mostly nocturnal, so you are much more likely to see their distinctive tracks, than the animal itself. During the winter, snowshoe hares change
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skade's jumping slug on a log

Skade’s Slug

North Idaho’s Newest Species: A big congratulations goes out to local biologists Michael Lucid and Lacey Robinson who discovered a new species of slug recently! They named the slug hemphillia skadei, or Skade’s slug for their daughter Skade, who is herself named for the Norse goddess of winter, skiing and bow hunting. To learn more about
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Non-Cash Donations

There are many ways you can support the Kaniksu Land Trust, aside from making a cash donation: Appreciated Securities. Donating appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds is quick and simple and may provide you with significant tax benefits. Please contact KLT for instruction on making gifts of appreciated securities. Life Insurance Gifts. Name KLT as a

Planned Giving

As you consider financial and estate planning, please consider the Kaniksu Land Trust (KLT). These techniques can provide you tax savings while providing KLT revenue to fund our land conservation programs. Below are some of the most commonly used planned giving techniques. These should be discussed with your financial planner, accountant and/or an estate planning attorney,
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