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Do it! Video votes could boost Kaniksu Land Trust

Trail runners in the Pine Street Woods near Sandpoint, Idaho. (Kaniksu Land Trust)
Trail runners in the Pine Street Woods near Sandpoint, Idaho. (Kaniksu Land Trust)

CONSERVATION – A Sandpoint videographer has pledged to donate a $10,000 prize to to a local land trust project if enough people go online to vote for his film, “Land is my Sasquatch.”

The video by Scott Rulander is among 10 finalists in a competition sponsored by the Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization.

The prize money would be applied to the Pine Street Woods Project to acquire and preserve a 160-acre parcel in the North Idaho community, said Eric Grace, Kaniksu Land Trust director.

“Once in KLT ownership, the land will be open to the public for recreation, education and a place to host healthy living programs,” he said.

“Scott has made a wonderful short film that describes so well how we feel about nature – the wonder, the search for the untamed and the elusive,” said Grace, who had a little fun himself appearing in the film.

To see the videos and vote, visit Voting is open until Friday, Nov. 17.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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