December 2019

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From the Inland NW Land Council: “Imagine launching your canoe below the Nine Mile Falls Dam on the Spokane River. You paddle down Lake Spokane
for miles and miles, passing houses and docks, and then… solitude. You can see Bald Eagles nesting on the cliffs, Great Blue Herons stalking the shallows. GREAT NEWS! Through Avista’s generous donation of a conservation easement, 894 acres near Lake Spokane including 7 miles of shoreline – will remain a natural resource, recreational area, and beautiful view for all to enjoy now and for generations to come. You can visit this special place by canoe or on foot.

Learn how at:

(Photo by Rick Singer)

On Saturday, October 26th new SFF and Conservation Committee member Mike Cook joined Mike Keegan and me as we planted trees on the Upper Hangman Creek near Desmet, ID. The Coeur d’ Alene Tribe hosted Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited, Spokane Women on the Fly and SFF Conservation Committee members looking to make the conditions in Hangman/Latah Creek more favorable to Redband Trout and future salmon. This activity is part of a larger scale project called k’wne’ ‘ulchiyark’’wmtsut’ “To Make it Crooked Again” to restore the Hangman Creek.

We planted over 160, 5 and 8-gallon potted trees (cottonwood, aspen, pacific willow, water birch and alders.) We were also given a brief tour of the new tribe hatchery in Plummer and the Eagle Aviary on Hangman Creek. It was a great day of work and learning and a perfect example of the value of the efforts of our Conservation Committee and the greater good of how your support for our March Conservation and Education Raffle benefits our region.

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