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Kaniksu Land Trust Looks to Re-Open the “Sled Hill”

The Bonner County Daily Bee recently reported that Kaniksu Land Trust is making significant progress toward a community outdoor recreation project that would open up a historic ski and sled hill at Sandpoint.

From the article:

Now, thanks to supporters of the Kaniksu Land Trust who have the 48-parcel under contract, the land trust will have time to fundraise toward purchase of the property.

“This is such a win for our community, we are so grateful for the support of our partners. What we have needed all along the way is time and having the property under contract and secure now gives us that,” Katie Cox, KLT executive director, said. “The work ahead of us is going to take the entire community. We know that together, we can do it.”

Set along Pine Street Loop, the 48-acre parcel includes forest, meadows, a large pond, and structures associated with a historic homestead. The most notable feature is the large hill that has served as a community recreation site for a half century.