On behalf of our staff and Board, we’d like to extend a warm thank you for working with us to protect the irreplaceable wildlands, waterways and wildlife of the Clearwater Basin. As we look ahead, there are a few important things we wanted to share with you!
We just joined allies, including the Nez Perce Tribe, in challenging the Army Corps of Engineers decision to dredge the lower Snake River. Despite the Corps listing barge traffic on the lower Snake as “negligible”, the agency continues to waste tax-payer dollars in an attempt to prop-up this sluggish waterway. Read the news release below.
As you may be aware, bull trout are native to the Clearwater and their biological recovery hinges on a robust recovery plan. Please consider submitting a public comment to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service by Wednesday December 3. The Revised Draft Recovery Plan must:
- identify and evaluate threats to the species
- include population/distribution criteria
- develop a population monitoring program
- establish habitat-based standards
Read the full action alert by Friends of the Wild Swan: Bull Trout Recovery Plan Alert.pdf Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to US Fish & Wildlife Service, Idaho Fish & Wildlife Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Room 368, Boise, Idaho 83709.
Earlier this month, we joined allies in filing a 60-day notice of intent to sue the US Fish & Wildlife Service for their failure to respond to a petition to list the imperiled fisher under the Endangered Species Act. Read the news release.
As we wind down the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, there’s a new film just completed called American Inspiration. The film is an honest look at the loss of wild nature, who is responsible for that loss, and how we can overcome it. View the trailer.
Lastly, look for us at the 2014 Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse on December 3 at the 1912 Center in Moscow. We are proud to offer affordable gift cards for you and your loved ones over the holiday season. See our card choices.
Thank you again for all your support. Happy holiday season!
Brett Haverstick, Education & Outreach Director