we protect the habitats of endangered, threatened, and sensitive species in the inland northwest
wild forests & wildlife
The Inland Northwest has a number of threatened and endangered species – and some at risk of disappearing from our region. The excess of roads, encroachment of their territory, habitat loss from logging, and impaired water quality have negatively affected the Canadian Lynx, Gray Wolf, Grizzly Bear, Northern Goshawk, Bull Trout and the iconic Mountain Caribou populations. Also, wolves and grizzly bears are often under attack by rural communities and some individuals in the ranching and hunting community. This brings challenges to recovering these two vital species.
To combat these threats and risks, The Lands Council collaborates with the Colville, Idaho Panhandle, and Kootenai National Forests. Through these efforts we have found common ground on forest restoration projects and support for permanently protecting the wildest parts of the forest. In time, forest restoration will restore the habitat and forest structure for many of the most threatened species. Our collaborations also involve community leaders including county commissioners and state and national elected officials.