KLT Blog

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Sherwood Forest

The name Sherwood Forest elicits an air of whimsy, even a hopeful exuberance. There’s a modern day Sherwood Forest in Sandpoint that evokes similar feelings thanks to a local couple’s desire to protect and share their own whimsical place with fellow nature enthusiasts. Sherwood Forest, also known as the Syringa Trails, is 140 acres of
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Cabinet View Nature Area

Something wonderful has happened near Clark Fork, Idaho. KLT has purchased 75 acres of wetlands and forest, home to moose, elk, songbirds, and squirrels. This land will provide an important home for wildlife, as well as for KLT’s blossoming education programs. It is a space for children to gather to learn about the wetlands and
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Hanson Ranch

Jay and Bev Hanson have spent most of their adult life in Thompson Falls, Montana.  They’ve seen lots of folks come and go.  This change they expected.  What they did not expect was the change to the landscape.  The best views, the best habitat, the best farmland has repeatedly been subdivided and built up.  While
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Wild Horse Trail

Stuck at home with the chicken pox at age five, Fred Forssell picked up a pair of binoculars and glanced out a window.  An explosion of orange and yellow met his gaze- a male western tanager in all his brilliant glory was foraging in the bushes nearby.  A second peek through the binoculars was greeted
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Blasko Conservation Project

After tending the land alongside her late husband, Barney, for more than half a century, Lois Blasko permanently protected her 350-acre Pack River farm in 2017. A haven for elk, deer, moose and turkeys, the property protects 2 miles of Pack River frontage and is important habitat for migrating trout. Now it will also contribute
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Join Us at Ponderay Neighbor Day!

 Come say hello as we support the City of Ponderay and Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail at their Second Annual Ponderay Neighbor Day! There will be live music, games, craft and food vendors, free raffles prizes, a beer garden and much more! Check out the website here.  September 29, 1:00 – 6:00 PM
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Join us on October 6 for a celebration and benefit for Pine Street Woods. There will be food trucks, live music by Harold’s IGA and BareGrass, great raffle prizes,  a beer and wine garden, activities for the kids and much more! Come show your support for Pine Street Woods: Home of the Sasquatch? October 6,
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Camp Kaniksu 2018

I’ve come to believe that given enough time and an encouraging adult, any child will come to love nature.  There are some like my nieces, Nala and Nishta, who need no convincing and are up for any adventure outside.  Others who have grown up with less outdoor time and more screen time take more encouraging
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MCC at Judy’s Place

Over the last year KLT has been working to complete access improvements at “Judy’s Place” at 75 acre preserve near Clark Fork that was acquired through grant funding in 2016 to protect important wildlife habitat and provide a place for school groups and the general public to engage with the natural world. A new parking lot has been built and
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Water Bottle Fundraiser

Kaniksu Land Trust is excited to partner with Team Autism 24/7 in a fundraiser to support education in our community. KLT and Team Autism 24/7 have created a special edition re-usable water bottle which will be sold to benefit their missions to improve the lives of children and adults. Team Autism 24/7’s mission is to
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The Manning Buffer

When LE Krause moved with his family to Sandpoint in the 1930s, the landscape looked much different. But LE’s penchant for fresh air and dirt was just as strong as it is for the youth of today. LE’s earliest memories are of frolicking in the forest through the endless days of summer, and of sitting
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Underwood Property

When John and Gail Underwood stumbled upon their dream property near Hope in 1965 they knew the forested acreage was a special place. Now permanently protected by a conservation agreement with KLT, it will always serve as a working forest while providing homes to animals large and small. The unmistakable rectangular holes drilled into the trunks
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