May 16, 2013
Lands Council, STCU, students team up on watershed restoration
May 16, 2013
Coeur d'Alene Press
Lands Council grant gives students more opportunities with Project Sustain
Mt. Spokane ski expansion hits hurdle
Timber cut permit nixed; reversal downplayed
Environmental groups to sue feds over caribou habitat
January 31, 2013
Spokesman-Review Posted by Rich
Organizers take lessons from last year's reforesting event
October 15, 2012
by Chelsea Bannach, The Spokesman-Review
Ski area expansion plan in final stage
October 14, 2012 in Outdoors
Living with lead
Many children risk exposure from home surfaces such as door frames, windowsills
Unusual alliance allows beaver relocation
- Moving animal helps water tables
August 23, 2012, by Jim Camden
Snowmobiler-commissioned study disputes caribou impact
PRIEST LAKE, Idaho – Protecting habitat for woodland caribou has cost
North Idaho's economy $26 million, with winter tourism in the resort
area of Priest Lake taking the biggest hit, according to a study
commissioned by the Idaho State Snowmobile Association.
Idaho once had Beaver Airborne Mission
June 7, 2012 Spokesman Review - Outdoors blog
Posted by Rich
WILDLIFE - The Lands Council based
in Spokane is getting more press about its efforts to reintroduce
beavers in select areas to restore watersheds naturally.
Returning farmland to a state of nature
Lands Council workers, student volunteers and others join forces to help restore Coulee, Deep creek watersheds
May 29, 2012 - Mike Prager
- The Spokesman-Review
Amanda Parrish and Joe Cannon have been tramping across acres of stream
bank this spring planting trees and shrubs in a major watershed
restoration along Coulee and Deep creeks in northwest Spokane County.
June, 2012 issue, The Atlantic
Leave It to Beavers
In the 1820s,
Can they help us adapt to climate change?
one of the
largest corporations on Earth tried to kill every beaver in the Pacific
Northwest. Britain's Hudson's Bay Company, threatened by the United
States' westward expansion, sent trappers sweeping down the Columbia
River watershed to exterminate all the beavers they found and harvest
their valuable pelts.
Collaboration offers suggestions for Panhandle Forests
May 10, 2012 - Becky Kramer, The Spokesman Review
four decades, truckloads of logs rolling out of the woods were Bob
Boeh's primary interest in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
surprise since his employer, Idaho Forest Group, depends on federal
timber sales to help keep five sawmills churning out 2-by-4s.
New ponderosas adorn former YMCA site
March 22, 2012 - The Spokesman Review - in City
Grove of trees also honors the late Susie Stephens:
Nancy MacKerrow holds a picture of her daughter, Susie Stephens, in
front of 10 newly planted ponderosa pine trees on Wednesday on the site
of the former YMCA building, during a gathering in Riverfront Park.
Beaver relocation effort garners bipartisan support
The Spokesman Review - by Jim Camden - March 1, 2012
OLYMPIA – Beavers making a nuisance of themselves in Western Washington
could be relocated to areas in Eastern Washington that need their help
in damming streams, but the furry critters from Eastern Washington
couldn't be shipped west under a bill approved Wednesday by the
Feds propose critical caribou habitat in Idaho, Washington
The Spokesman Review- by Rich Landers, November 29, 2011
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a proposal to
designate 375,562 acres of critical habitat in North Idaho and
northeastern Washington for southern Selkirk Mountains woodland caribou
(Rangifer tarandus caribou), which are protected under the Endangered
Hundreds plant ponderosas bought with prize funds
Beavers Engineer Ecosystems
Living on Earth- hosted by Bruce Gellerman, October 7th, 2011
A public radio interview with Amanda Parrish on how beavers are beneficial to their ecosystems and should be seen as an asset rather than a nuisance.
Leave it to the Beaver!
Read the Dirt- by Amanda Parrish and Kat Hall, October 6,2011
explanation the objectives and methods of the Beaver Solution.
The Lands Council awarded $20,000 to Reforest Spokane
October 6, 2011
A ponderous task: Nonprofit aims to plant 10,000 ponderosa pine seedlings
The Spokesman-Review- Becky Kramer, September 21, 2011
on the Range, Ranchers Wish They Could Leave It to Beavers
Street Journal- By JOEL MILLMAN, August 30, 2011
Once Reviled, Gain Popularity With 'Believers'; a Good Rodent Is Hard to Find.
fishing activists oppose dock plan
The Spokesman-Review - Pia Hallenberg,
August 22, 2011
The mood was better than anticipated when more than two dozen kayakers,
canoeists and rafters set out from Plantes Ferry Park to protest 30 private
docks proposed for the Coyote Rock development along the Spokane River.
PCBs still found in products - and river
The Spokesman-Review- Becky Kramer, August 16, 2011
PCBs a dangerous downside to recycling work
Tom's of Maine Asks the Public to
'Vote for Good' in Annual "50 States for Good"
The Lands Council's "Reforest Spokane" was
one of the 20 finalists in the country.
The organization with the most votes received $50,000 in sponsorship funding;
five additional organizations each received $20,000. Each finalist was showcased
at tomsofmaine.com during the voting phase with the winners announced in October
Forest's wild areas may get protection: Colville
officials consider stricter land designations The Spokesman-Review- Becky Kramer,
July 7, 2011
The Colville National Forest has
released a proposed action to update their forest plan. The agency has made a
good start at protecting some of the most wild and special places in eastern
Washington, by recommending new Wilderness on the Colville National Forest
along the Kettle Crest and far northeast corner of the state.
Suit filed protesting Mt.
Becky Kramer, June 17, 2011
environmental controversy arises over a ski area expansion on Mt. Spokane where
they proposed to add a new lift and runs to the Northwestern slope without
filing an Environmental Impact Assessment.
Governor signs Clean Fertilizers, Healthier Lakes and Rivers Legislation into Law
Environmental Community Priority will
reduce phosphorus pollution in Washington
Poll shows support for wilderness in Colville National Forest
The Spokesman-Review- by Becky Kramer, April 6, 2011
March 25, 2011 - Bill passes State Senate!
Fertilizers, Healthier Lakes and Rivers Legislation Passes State Senate
read full press release
Each spring, they produced kits, until the small, spring-fed lake
was home to nine of the industrious rodents. Neighbors watched with
concern as the beavers chewed their way through stands of cottonwoods
and alders, and started girdling pine trees.
Even with a tall wooden cross mounted on the wall behind her, Mary O'Brien doesn't look like a typical preacher.
It was one of those ideas that occur after a few drinks. Brian Walker and Mike Petersen were trying to wrap their heads around the idea of the state wanting to build enormous new dams for water storage along the Columbia River.