By Reader Staff
The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society program titled “Kaniksu Land Trust: Education and Conservation,” presented by Katie Egland Cox and Regan Plumb of the Kaniksu Land Trust, will take place Saturday, March 27 at 10 a.m.
Cox and Plumb will talk about KLT’s education and conservation programs, highlighting how they make a nature connection for young students and guiding participants through a typical enrichment program. They will discuss KLT’s collaboration with the Kalispel Tribe for tree and plant identification and introduce their sister community forest, Indian Creek, which is managed by the Kalispel Tribe. They will also present their most recent venture into rotational grazing and the impact that has had not only on Pine Street Woods, but the community as well.
Cox is the executive director of the KLT. She received her B.S. in education from the University of Idaho and Masters in architecture from the University of Washington. She has focused her professional life in the fields of education and architecture, with a particular interest in building community. For the past decade she has operated her own architecture practice, while also wearing many hats in volunteer roles, most notably her work as co-chair of the Pine Street Woods capital campaign. The threads of Cox’s life have woven together her deepest passions — a love of the Idaho landscape, teaching and learning, bringing people together and spending time outdoors. This makes her the ideal advocate for Kaniksu Land Trust.
Plumb is the conservation director of the KLT. A native of eastern Washington, she settled in the Inland Northwest with her young family in 2007. She holds a B.A. in biology from Colorado College and an M.S. in zoology from the University of Wyoming. She has worked on wildlife issues in multiple states and across a spectrum of fauna, has directed restoration work for the National Park Service and is a certified science teacher. Plumb has led the land conservation efforts of KLT across far North Idaho and northwestern Montana since 2013. Her professional and personal interests have always shared the common thread of conservation and responsible stewardship
The presentation, co-sponsored by Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, will be presented live on Zoom and recorded for later viewing on the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society’s YouTube Channel. When viewed live, there will be opportunities for audience Q&A. To register for this program, go to bit.ly/3cXBjzW.
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