ENDANGERED -- The Kalispel Tribe is going to take another shot at restoring endangered Selkirk mountain caribou with a $96,000 grant for a maternal penning project.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant along with other funding the tribe has obtained will be used to assist in the capture of caribou cows and newborn calves for placement in special pens built to protect them from predators, the Tribe says in a release.
Fewer than a dozen caribou remain in the South Selkirk population. The tribe calls the project “a last ditch/stop gap measure to prevent the extirpation of these animals.”