Collect Arboreal Lichens with Us!

Want to Collect Arboreal Lichens with Us? Join members of the Selkirk Conservation Alliance as we collect arboreal lichens to support the endangered Selkirk Mountain Caribou recovery plan. Lichens collected are dried, cleaned of large debris, and stored for use at the southern-most maternal pen.  This pen will protect our last few pregnant cows and their newborn calves until they are strong …

Priest Lake Water Quality Monitoring

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 …

Our Year-End Match Program is Back!

Now through January 15, 2018, donations made to the SCA will be generously matched by SCA Board Member, John Abelson (up to $20,000). While John’s match dollars will go to our water quality monitoring programs, you can designate the SCA program of your choice for your donation. Please use the DONATE button above to make sure your donation is matched before …

Support Us: The 2018 Idaho Gives Campaign!

Help Us Reach Our Goal! Mark Your Calendar! Idaho Gives is an annual statewide day of giving (24 hours only) for non-profits in Idaho. It happens completely online! This year it will occur on Thursday May 3rd, 2018. This year our goal is to raise $2000 to support our Selkirk Mountain Caribou Recovery efforts, providing equipment and staff labor funds …

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 …