Register here for a three-mile hike through mostly flat and open terrain at Saltese Uplands Conservation Area. Participants will learn about the history of both Saltese Flats and Saltese Uplands as well as the current efforts to restore the wetlands in Saltese Flats. Social distancing will be expected throughout the hike. Participants must be healthy and symptom free to attend.
Register here. This trail work project is an opportunity for veterans in our community to serve together and improve the trails at scenic Tubbs Hill in downtown Coeur d’Alene. We will be partnering with the Friends of Tubbs Hill and the City of Coeur d’Alene Parks department to make the trails safer and more sustainable. No experience necessary, and tools will be provided.
Register here for this three-mile hike through the trails in and around Palisades Park and Rimrock Drive. Participants will get an opportunity to learn about the history of this area and current conservation project to connect local parks in the area. Social distancing will be expected throughout the hike. Participants must be healthy and symptom free to attend.
Zoom with a View: “Wildfire in Inland Northwest Forests”
As our unusually cool summer turns into a characteristic Spokane sizzler, one thing looms over everyone’s mind: wildfire. Wildfires are interesting natural phenomena. They simultaneously enhance and destroy ecosystems, and are a natural part of the life-cycle of a forest, especially ours in the Inland Northwest. But wildfires are becoming more common, more catastrophic, and harder to contain. What drives these trends? And how are wildlife and land managers, like our speaker, Ray Entz, adapting to those changes? We’ll answer these questions and more in this month’s Zoom with a View
Ray Entz is the Director of Wildlife and Terrestrial Resources with the Kalispel Tribe. He’s worked with the Tribe for 28 years, doing hands-on work to protect wildlife, restore healthy habitats and ecosystems, and represent the Kalispel Tribe’s interests in land management. An underlying component of proper land management is prescribed fire, which Ray has coordinated and assisted with, hands-on, for many years. He is a passionate advocate for land and wildlife protection, and roused the Conservancy’s board of directors with this enthusiasm from 2000 to 2005.
Are you an explorer? A scientist? A forest-sitter? A wildlife watcher? A project master? Whatever your interest, the Volunteer Land Steward program will awaken your passion. Adopt a property through INLC to monitor the health of the habitats, educate recreationalists about proper land uses, and plan and execute restoration projects!