Hangman Creek – Ecological Restoration Design-Build

While the Spokane Parks Department mulls over how and when to develop an 8 river mile nature trail while restoring the ecology of the Hangman Creek corridor, one private property owner is moving ahead on 360 lineal feet of creek edge within the historic Vinegar Flats neighborhood.  Nicoterra Trails has been hired for Design-Build to … More Hangman Creek – Ecological Restoration Design-Build

Brushing-out tsunami evacuation route with Quileute Tribal School youth

The western shores of the Olypmic Peninsula contain rugged headlands between hike-able beaches.  Impassable headlands are circumvented with climbing ladders, static lines, and trails to high ground.  These detours often lead to a safe overland trail during high tides.  In La Push, on the Quiluete Reservation grounds of 1st Beach, a tsunami evacuation route was … More Brushing-out tsunami evacuation route with Quileute Tribal School youth

Better trails for Black Bay Park-Post Falls: concept plans

  Post Falls, Idaho requested the services of Nicoterra Trails in January to identify feasible new trails and improvements to a network of existing trails in Black Bay Park – a 60 acre natural area with multiple-use qualities. What prompted this request? new public parcels, negotiated to expand Black Bay Park from 45 acres to … More Better trails for Black Bay Park-Post Falls: concept plans

Hangman Creek Corridor stewardship planning 2019

Negotiations are underway with both public and private entities to plant native riparian and upland plant species on specific locales of urban Hangman Creek.  This work is both restorative and enhancing of the wildlife potential of the Hangman.  We recognize through State Department of Fish and Wildlife staff that two(2) priority species will benefit from … More Hangman Creek Corridor stewardship planning 2019

“Middle” of the Little Spokane River…moving forward

community stewardship on 5 acres of Waikiki Springs – spearheaded by Department of Fish and Wildlife  Fairwood Farmers Marketcontinues to provide the community financial and organization support showing that community investment by local HOA’s and market shoppers is solid The Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley is our big partner having history and knowledge … More “Middle” of the Little Spokane River…moving forward

Wolf Surveys in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho

For two summers I’ve been surveying for wolves with the Wood River Wolf Project in Hailey, Idaho. Contributing to the story of the wolf, Coordinated by area biologists and for the benefit of our Peruvian shepards, the US Forest Service, and the wolf.  Also see the great work of the Dutchers,  Living with Wolves. Observing, listening, … More Wolf Surveys in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho

Planting pines with Nez Perce youth in Lapwai, Idaho

  Nicoterra Trails is developing a relationship with the Nimiipuu Protectors of the Nez Perce Tribe – in April we staged a planting event with the help of tribal forest resources staff Fields adjacent to the Community Gardens were recently cleared of poison hemlock and this enabled room for planting many dozens of small ponderosa … More Planting pines with Nez Perce youth in Lapwai, Idaho

Lost Falls Recreational Trails: Preliminary Feasibility-Post Falls, Idaho

Trails along water bodies Natural areas near urban settings Cultural history to ponder Recreation  Post Falls, Idaho is embarking on a Community Forestry planning process with the strong intent of incorporating recreational trails on a site along the south shores of the Spokane River.  The Spokane River rolls out of Lake Coeur d’alene and through … More Lost Falls Recreational Trails: Preliminary Feasibility-Post Falls, Idaho