Lichen Collecting

Want to Collect 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 predators. We have several group collections planned for the summer of 2017 (see our Facebook Events) or you can download the permits, carry with you, and collect on your own.  Please be sure to follow all the the specific permit stipulations you choose to collect under (IDL – East Side of Priest Lake or USFS – West Side of Priest Lake).  You can bring any lichens collected to our Priest River Office, or call 208.443.0760 for other options closer to Priest Lake.  Our goal is to collect a minimum of 100 pounds (dried) each year the pen is operational so we REALLY need your help!  Thank you!

Planning on Collecting Lichens?
Here are Some Handy Tips & Guidelines:

Collecting Lichens on USFS Land

Collecting Lichens on Idaho State Lands