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  • The Lands Council - Advocates for Inland Northwest Forests, Water & Wildlife – Spokane, WA
    engagement We collaborate with a broad range of interested parties to seek smart and mutually respectful solutions to environment and health issues We re enriched by the beauty of nature We re energized by the recreational opportunities it affords And we re inspired to preserve its legacy for future generations At The Lands Council that s the work we do every day Join us for April Showers The Lands Council s 20th Annual Dinner Auction Saturday April 18 2015 5 00 p m Northern Quest Casino Resort find all the information and look at the Live Auction line up Get the latest about oil shipping safety concerns more information Green Sleeves is a new collaboration between The Lands Council and Geiger Corrections Center that involves Spokane County Detention Services Work Crews and jail alternative sentencing options The project also includes educational opportunities for offenders at Geiger Corrections Center with a curriculum focused specifically on employable skills Click here for more information This project made possible by A big thank you to the Cross Charitable Foundation for supporting our 2014 2015 Forest Wildlife projects You can now shop and help The Lands Council in two ways Click here for more information

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  • The Lands Council - Advocates for Inland Northwest Forests, Water & Wildlife – Spokane, WA
    of area physicians concerned about the environment s effect on people s health agreed And thus The Lands Council a local grassroots non profit dedicated to protecting the quality of life in the Inland Northwest was born At first Dr Osborn ran the organization out of his apartment but today we are the leading conservation voice in the Inland Northwest Since our humble beginnings The Lands Council has protected thousands

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  • The Lands Council - Advocates for Inland Northwest Forests, Water & Wildlife – Spokane, WA
    than 1 400 individuals families and businesses that make up our membership And it is only through our members and people like you that we are able to preserve and revitalize Inland Northwest forests water and wildlife Here s what you can expect from your membership Up to date information about environmental issues affecting the Inland Northwest Timely e mail alerts outlining ways you can take action locally Our newsletter The Council News which is full of valuable stories and updates on how you can help protect the local environment Invitations to outings and fun events The knowledge that you are making a difference locally If you would like to learn more about some of our past successes click here We have a variety of membership levels Please take a look at the list below find the level you are most comfortable with and become a member today Membership Levels 20 Fixed income Student 40 Individual Membership 55 Family Membership 100 Supporter 250 Legacy Circle Wildlife Supporter 500 Legacy Circle Forest Champion 1000 Legacy Circle Watershed Sponsor Business Partner Levels 250 00 to 5 000 00 For more information on becoming a Business Partner with TLC contact Chelsea Updegrove cupdegrove

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  • The Lands Council - Advocates for Inland Northwest Forests, Water & Wildlife – Spokane, WA
    Auction Dinner Saturday April 18 5 00 p m Find all the information and sneak peek at Live Auction line up here Thank You 2015 Auction Sponsors Reserve your 2015 Apr il Shower s tickets here through Brown Paper Tickets Donation form To sponsor donate or attend please contact Chelsea Updegrove 209 2407 or email cupdegrove at landscouncil org Spokane Earth Day Celebration Saturday April 18th at Riverfront Park Earth Day Spokane 2015 is about celebrating our Mother Earth green cities and community They had over 80 booths last year and anticipate many more this year There will be children activities farmers market good music and many vendors focusing on local environmental issues education our beautiful city and community The Lands Council will be there and our staff rock star Kat Hall will be rocking the stage with her band The Angela Marie Project Join the celebration there is fun for the whole family Turnbull Wildlife Refuge Fourth Annual Floods Flowers and Feathers Spring Nature Festival Saturday May 30 2015 8 a m to 3 p m South of Cheney off Cheney Plaza Rd More info here or call 509 235 4723 This event is free however some activities require

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  • The Lands Council - Advocates for Inland Northwest Forests, Water & Wildlife – Spokane, WA
    Management Board said Mt Spokane State Park belongs to all the citizens of the state of Washington not just to one small user group of skiers from the Spokane area for less than four months a year Their politicized decision to classify critical wildlife habitat and an intact old growth forest on the northwest slopes of Mt Spokane as recreation and authorize 280 acres of clear cuts and logging damage to this irreplaceable alpine area fails to follow the Commission s mission This expansion will permanently destroy some of the best northern goshawk habitat in Spokane County and fragment a native old growth forest that has stood for over two centuries said Greg Gordon of the Spokane Audubon Society David Bricklin Bricklin and Newman LLP bricklin bnd law com and attorney for the plaintiffs said Classifying these rare old growth forests for recreational purposes is not allowed The Commission ignored its own regulations and policies which preclude a ski area classification for lands with high natural resource values citing Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Policy on Protecting Washington State Parks Natural Resources Policy 73 04 1 Policy E 1 Areas of a park containing natural resources of regional or statewide significance unusual and or sensitive habitats e g bald eagles or a species of concern should be classified restrictively to allow only low intensity uses and minor facilities development Fayette Krause has been instrumental in the preservation of forests in the State Parks system The Parks Commission approved his recommendations for the first nine State Park forests to be designated as Natural Forest Areas Fayette Krause said I urge that all areas at Mount Spokane State Park identified in the Washington Natural Heritage Program s 1993 report including the proposed expansion area be fully protected and designated as Natural Forest Areas 30 Press Release For Immediate Releas e March 3 2015 Contact John Mellgren Western Law Environmental Center 541 359 0990 Mike Petersen The Lands Council 509 209 2406 Timothy Coleman Kettle Range Conservation Group 509 775 266 7 Bethany Cotton WildEarth Guardians 503 327 4923 Conservationists Challenge Wildlife Services Authority to Kill Wolves in Washington Wildlife Services Activities Threaten Wolf Recovery Healthy Ecosystems Olympia Wash Today the Western Environmental Law Center WELC on behalf of five conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the U S Department of Agriculture s USDA Wildlife Services program challenging its authority to kill endangered wolves in Washington state The National Environmental Policy Act NEPA requires USDA to prepare an in depth Environmental Impact Statement EIS addressing the effects of employing Wildlife Services to kill endangered wolves in Washington The agency completed a less detailed Environmental Assessment EA but the document contains significant gaps and does not address specific issues that will significantly impact wolves and the human environment NEPA review is designed to ensure all environmental impacts are analyzed and that the public has an opportunity to comment and therefore influence activities conducted using public funds The EA prepared by Wildlife Services fails to provide data to support several of its core assertions For example Wildlife Services claims that killing wolves reduces wolf caused losses of livestock yet recent peer reviewed research from Washington State University directly contradicts this conclusion finding that killing wolves actually leads to an increase in wolf livestock conflicts The EA also fails to address the ecological effects of killing wolves in Washington including impacts on wolf populations in neighboring states and on non target animals including federally protected grizzly bears and Canada lynx Wildlife Services activities related to wolves in Washington have been extremely harmful said John Mellgren attorney at the Western Environmental Law Center The science tells us that killing wolves does not actually reduce wolf livestock conflicts but Wildlife Services is continuing its brutal assault on this iconic animal and it needs to stop Wildlife Services is a stand alone federal extermination program under USDA that kills roughly 4 million animals per year including wolves grizzly bears otters foxes coyotes and birds with almost no oversight or accountability A 2013 internal audit revealed that Wildlife Services accounting practices lacked transparency and violated state and federal laws Concerns about the program s practices and effectiveness are the focus of an ongoing investigation by the USDA s Inspector General Washington has experienced Wildlife Services recklessness firsthand Last August Wildlife Services snipers mistakenly shot and killed the Huckleberry wolf pack s alpha female during a helicopter gunning operation The killing was in direct violation of explicit instructions from the Washington Department of Fish Wildlife WDFW to not kill either of the pack s alpha members The death of the Huckleberry pack s breeding female threatens the future of the entire pack Wildlife Services also advised WDFW in the contentous 2012 killing of Washington s Wedge wolf pack In that instance WDFW killed seven wolves after depredations of livestock on public lands despite the rancher s failure to take sufficient action to protect his cattle Wildlife Services refusal to ensure its activities are based on the best available science strips the public of an opportunity to meaningfully understand and contribute to decisions impacting the health of ecosystems on which we all depend said Bethany Cotton wildlife program director at WildEarth Guardians Its past time that the dark practices of Wildlife Services are subjected to the sunshine of a transparent public process Wolves were driven to extinction in Washington in the early 1900s by a government sponsored eradication program on behalf of the livestock industry The species began to return to Washington from neighboring Idaho and British Columbia in the early 2000s and the wolf population in the state has grown to 13 confirmed packs Despite this growth wolves in the state are far from recovered and face ongoing threats including the threat of being shot and killed by Wildlife Services Western Environmental Law Center is representing the following organizations in the lawsuit Cascadia Wildlands WildEarth Guardians Kettle Range Conservation Group Predator Defense and The Lands Council Press Release February 17

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  • The Lands Council - Advocates for Inland Northwest Forests, Water & Wildlife – Spokane, WA
    Center for Environmental Law and Policy Center for Justice Clark Fork Pend Oreille Coalition Climate Solutions Conservation Northwest EarthShare of Washington Earth Day Spokane Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics Friends of the Earth Northwest Regional Office Friends of the Falls Futurewise Hells Canyon Preservation Council Idaho Conservation League Inland Northwest Land Trust Kootenai Environmental Alliance Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition Northeast Washington Trends Northwest Energy Coalition Okanogan Highlands Alliance Railroads and Clearcuts Save Mt Spokane Save Our Wild Salmon Selkirk Conservation Alliance Spokane Riverkeeper Student Conservation Association Northwest Regional Office Transportation Choices Coalition The Trust for Public Land Upper Columbia River Sierra Club Utah Environmental Congress Valhalla Wilderness Society Washington Environmental Council Washington Foundation for the Environment Washington Native Plant Society Washington Water Trails Association Washington Wilderness Coalition Washington Toxics Coalition Western Lands Project The Wilderness Society Pacific Northwest Regional Office Wilderness Watch National Environmental Organizations Beavers Wetland Wildlife Earth Day Network Earthjustice Earthworks EnviroLink Greenpeace Institute for Global Communications League of Conservation Voters National Audubon Society Natural Resources Defense Council The Nature Conservancy National Wildlife Federation Native Forest Council Sierra Club Union of Concerned Scientists The Wilderness Society Wild Earth Guardians Wildlife Conservation Society WildLaw World Wildlife Fund Government

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  • The Lands Council - Advocates for Inland Northwest Forests, Water & Wildlife – Spokane, WA
    Gallery Job Openings Sorry there are no job openings at this time Internships The Lands Council is looking for interns to join the beaver ecosystem monitoring team and help with plant nursery and restoration site management duties Please contact Joe Cannon directly jcannon at landscouncil org or call 509 209 2402 Volunteering Thank you for your interest in getting more involved in The Lands Council s work in our region

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  • The Lands Council - Advocates for Inland Northwest Forests, Water & Wildlife – Spokane, WA
    Page The Beaver Chronicles 2010 Photo Gallery 2011 Photo Gallery Contact Please fill out the below form to contact us or if you would like to sign up for e mail alerts If this form is not working please call us at 838 4912 Thank you Name Address City ST Zip Phone E Mail Comments E mail Alerts Sign me up for e mail alerts Contact Info The Lands Council

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