Land Trust News

Kelly Kountz Photo / Courtesy of Gallatin Valley Land Trust

Kaniksu Land Trust and Sustainable Forestry

     Kaniksu Land Trust has purchased and assembled a portable mill at its Pine Street Woods property, a wonderfully clear message to community residents about KLT’s commitment to forest management. The portable mill will help showcase the KLT trio of priorities – education, conservation and recreation – at Pine Street Woods.

     “The ability to demonstrate the entire conversion process from sustainably managed forest to a 2×4, and with so many educational opportunities along the way, is really remarkable,” said Bonner Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor John Gaddess.

     Education was a strong driver of the sawmill initiative. “I see this as a parallel to the local food loop,” said KLT Conservation Director Regan Plumb.