If you have not heard, the USDA Wildlife Services, in conjunction with the Idaho Fish & Game Department, just completed an aerial gunning operation resulting in 20 dead wolves. It took place in the “Lolo Zone” on the Clearwater National Forest. Read our joint news release.
A public rally will take place in support of wolves on Monday February 15 on the steps of the state capital in Boise, Idaho at 1:00pm Mountain Standard Time. The peaceful demonstration is family-friendly and folks are encouraged to bring signs, banners and musical instruments.
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is seeking public comment on two post-fire “salvage” timber sales: Upper Lolo Salvage Project and Woodrat Salvage Project. Below are talking points for consideration:
1. Wildland fires are an important component of a functioning ecosystem.
2. Logging in post-fire habitat can badly damage soils critical for forest reproduction and regrowth.
3. Removing post-fire trees/snags/debris robs crucial habitat for species that rely on post-fire habitat for food and shelter.
Circle your calendar for the FOC fundraiser Wine & Wilderness on Saturday April 9 at the Art Workshop Room, 1912 Center, 412 East Third Street, Moscow. Bill Voxman will also be sharing his artwork! See the attached event poster.
The Moscow Hemp Festival is Saturday April 16 and the Moscow Renaissance Fair starts on Saturday April 30.
Hope to see you out and about!
Education & Outreach Director