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Kaniksu Land Trust Conserves History, Public Access at Pine Street Hill

     History, conservation and public access are merging in Sandpoint as Kaniksu Land Trust seeks to acquire a  historic sledding hill on Pine Street, near KLT’s Pine Street Woods. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 500 parcels five acres or larger have changed hands in Bonner County, but this parcel is special. The article headline is KLT Eyes Iconic Property for Community Access.  “Historic farmsteads such as this are disappearing at an alarming rate. This one in particular, which serves as the gateway to Pine Street Woods, is very special. KLT is doing everything possible to acquire this land in order to conserve it and to share it with our community,” Regan Plumb, KLT conservation director, said in the article. The property has “been part of the community’s history” for over 100 years, notes the Bee article.