Wednesday, March 29, 2006
April 3-7: Four people needed to help plant native rushes.
May: 13-14 - Ten people per day needed to install bio-logs and other re-vegetation materials in portions of Stalker Creek. This is part of an on-going restoration aimed at enhancing trout spawning and rearing habitat as well as stream bank habitat for birds and mammals.
Last two weeks of May - Six people needed to rebuild/expand garden and possibly construct small greenhouse/nurser.
Mid-June - 6 to 8 people needed to move several access trails around Kilpatrick Pond (days of project duration not yet determined).
We hope you will see an opportunity to lend a hand. For each one we will provide refreshments and mid-day meals. Come work out some of your spring fever!
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
The Nature Conservancy of Idaho is proud to underwrite this series that celebrates the special places of Idaho, and the wildlife and people who live in those places.
"Off the Trail" airs Fridays at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Boise State Radio. If you miss an episode, or live outside the coverage area, you can listen to the stories on-line.
In October 2005, Mongolian conservationist Gongor Gansukh traveled to Idaho as part of a Nature Conservancy exchange program. For ten days, Gansukh studied conservation planning, spent time afield with staff and partners, rode the range with cowboys and saw the similarities and differences between Idaho and Mongolia.
Mongolian conservationists also visited the Arizona and Colorado chapters.
The exchange programs were designed to help Mongolian conservationists protect their grasslands and native wildlife, including snow leopard, argali sheep, elk, gazelle and ibex.
The blog will be updated at least weekly and will include information on upcoming events, project news, staff profiles and information on what you can see in Idaho's natural world.
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