Monitoring Water Quality on Priest Lake

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Monitoring Water Quality on Priest Lake

Protecting Our Endangered Species

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Protecting Our Endangered Species

Come Collect Arboreal Lichens with Us!

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Come Collect Arboreal Lichens with Us!
Our Mission is to engage the public in southern Selkirk resource and land management issues through cooperation, scientific inquiry, education, and economic diversification.

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Protecting Your Selkirks

Selkirk Conservation Alliance (SCA)

The SCA stands strong for conservation and protection of the crucial and sensitive natural resources of the Selkirk Mountains; its watershed, its forests, lakes, streams, and rivers. A strong SCA is a force to stop unnecessary destruction of forests, especially old-growth, where it negatively affects wildlife, water quality, and plant life.

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  • First sampling trip of 2017!
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  • Goodnight Priest Lake
  • Another gorgeous water sampling trip!
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The SCA stands strong for conservation and protection of the crucial and sensitive natural resources of the Selkirk Mountains; its watershed, its forests, lakes, streams, and rivers. A strong SCA is a force to stop unnecessary destruction of forests, especially old-growth, where it negatively affects wildlife, water quality, and plant life.
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Monitoring Water Quality on Priest Lake

Water quality is important aspect of almost all business, homeowners and visitors to the Priest Lake region. A 1996 Recreational User Survey that was conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Lands and the University of Idaho indicated that the number of recreation user days to the Priest Lake drainage nearly topped those of Glacier National Park in …

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Protecting Our Endangered Species

The SCA is involved in several projects which directly aid our endangered species. In particular, we help the small remaining populations of grizzly bears and caribou, unique to the Selkirk ecosystem. Grizzly Bears Grizzly bears originally ranged throughout most of western North America, but began disappearing from many western states to where only a few hundred grizzly bears remained south …

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Come Collect Arboreal Lichens with Us!

Want to Collect Arboreal Lichens with Us? Join the Selkirk Conservation Alliance as we collect arboreal lichens to support the endangered Selkirk Mountain Caribou recovery plan. Lichens collected will be sorted, dried, and used by the Kalispel tribe in a maternal pen program; which will protect pregnant cows and their newborn calves until they are strong enough to elude our …


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