USK — The National Parks Service awarded the Kalispel Tribe a planning assistance grant through the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program.
The grant will provide professional assistance to help develop a detailed implementation strategy for the Indian Creek Community Forest Property (Community Forest). The Community Forest is open to the public for activities that are compatible with the following goals/policies:
• Wildlife habitat management practices designed to achieve and maintain native habitat that is self-sustaining.
• Promote management practices to secure and improve baseline conditions designed to protect wildlife and their habitats.
• Develop education/instructional pathways or opportunities including long term educational development for grades K-12, undergraduate, graduate and post graduate educational/research opportunities at area schools/colleges, including adult education.
• Non-consumptive/non-invasive activities with low potential to damage wildlife habitat or that disturb target wildlife communities/species
• Dispersed non-consumptive public recreational activities such as hiking, birding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.