December 19, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 35

Land trust acquires Latah Creek shoreline near Spangle

Friday the 13th proved lucky for Inland Northwest Land Trust as two projects closed on the same day helping protect 439 acres in local watersheds and over 15,000 acres total.

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Inland Northwest Land Trust
Above is a wheat field on the Hein family land near Spangle recently acquired by the Inland Northwest Land Trust. Below left: Latah Creek runs through the Hein Homestead, giving the trust about a half mile or more of shoreland.

On Dec. 13, the Land Trust warded off bad luck with the closing of two conservation easements in two watersheds and protecting 439 acres and over 2 miles of shoreline.

The Land Trust worked with the Ralph Hein family for over 13 years to protect 142 acres and a half-mile of shoreline along Latah Creek near Spangle. The family conservation easement is located near the 322-acre Bryant-Sayre conservation easement adjoinin...

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