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Adult WildCrafting Evening

Join KLT education staff for an evening of Adult WildCrafting on January 11. We’ll be making several different crafts, including birch bark sheaths, dogsbane and yucca cordage, black walnut buttons and necklaces as well as doing some drawing with black walnut ink. The cost for this event is $25, which includes all materials, as well
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Green Friday Hike

Register NOW for our Green Friday Hike and discover all Pine Street Woods has to offer our community! On Friday November 23, join  us for a sneak peek at the future Pine Street Woods property. Walk off that Thanksgiving dinner on this beautiful property, and learn all about your future favorite place to play outside.
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Ties to the Land Workshop

Join Kaniksu Land Trust and Montana State University Extension Services for the award-winning “Ties to the Land” Workshop. This guided discussion will help you and your family begin to discuss succession planning- the human side of estate planning—focusing on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation, building awareness of key
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WildCrafting Fall 2018

We will be offering two five-week sessions of WildCrafting this fall. Session One will take place October 1-30, and Session Two will take place November 12 – December 11. Classes will be offered on either Monday or Tuesday from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Classes are held in the Winter Ridge Education Building, located next to
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Underwood Forest

John and Gail Underwood were relative youngsters when they stumbled upon their dream property near Hope in 1965: a forested acreage to tend together throughout their lives. Now that this land has been permanently protected by a conservation agreement, it will always serve as a working forest while providing homes to all manner of animals,
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Twin Creek Conservation Lands

A clear stream gurgling through cedar groves, upland forests for moose to wander, and open meadows where hay grows tall. KLT has now conserved an additional 100 acres of forest and field along Twin Creek in eastern Bonner County. This land will always be open for birds and wildlife to roam, and for you to
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Stein Forest (2)

KLT’s Stein conservation easement protects 86 acres of free-flowing bull trout habitat and healthy Montana forestlands in the heart of the scenic Bull River Valley. Projects which support bull trout habitat are how KLT began, and we are always proud to ensure that this threatened species has clean water in which to live. Because of
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Ross Conservation Project

The Ross family first discovered Montana’s rural Bull River Valley in 1972 during a cross county road-trip, a reprieve from their New York City lives. Upon encountering the solitude and beauty of the Bull, they pulled up stakes in NY, and never looked back. The young family carved out a life for themselves amidst the
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Overland Farm

Virginia Overland has lived in Bonner County for more than 80 years, and her love of this land and the old Morton community, is something she thinks about almost every day.  Growing up on her family farm during the depression, she helped with milking cows and other farm chores, just as the other kids were
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Lassen-King Family Lands

In the early days of the last century, a farsighted woman named Anna Lassen purchased acreage on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille at public auction. Now, four generations later, Anna’s great grandchildren have permanently protected their family’s heritage. Anna’s descendants recognized that open space is becoming increasingly rare, and that it offers value that
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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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