2012 was an exciting and
successful year for The Lands Council.
Amongst our many accomplishments, we:
an important role in the passing of a statewide beaver management bill,
ultimately protecting beaver and the wetlands they create.
our environmental education program, Project SUSTAIN into five North Idaho
schools in addition to a set of Spokane
extensive restoration efforts on Deep and Coulee creeks this year, resulting in
a higher-than-expected success rate.
our efforts to protect roadless areas on our National Forests, working toward
designating more Wilderness.
our second annual Reforest Spokane Day with over 500 volunteers, where we
planted 5,000 native Ponderosa pine trees in one single day.
our collaborations with local timber companies, presenting comments on forest
plan revisions as a unit.
a working group of organizations working toward restoring Hangman Creek.
2013, The Lands Council will remain the leading voice in conservation in the
Inland Northwest. Together, we can truly preserve and protect our Inland
Northwest forests, water and wildlife through advocacy, education, effective
action, and community engagement.
our continued efforts:
major part of our work will continue to focus on our National Forests. We are
working to map reserves, corridors and active management plans that support our
goals to protect old growth-dependant species.
of our area watersheds including Deep, Coulee and Hangman Creeks will continue
in an effort to stabilize stream banks and increase water quality.
Beaver will continue to manage beaver throughout the region in efforts to
create more valuable wetlands.
will remain involved with improving the water quality in the Spokane River,
with a focus on PCB's, and will continue our outreach to our community about
risks associated with toxics in the Spokane
will continue offering opportunities for local students to learn outside the
walls of their classroom, instilling a sense of environmental stewardship and
once again, we will work toward increasing our urban canopy of native trees in
efforts to keep our river and air clean!
Thank you for helping us continue our work to protect and revitalize our forests, water, and wildlife!