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Trenching & Willow Pole Planting – Upper Hangman Creek

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

CDA trenching to plant willow poles on upper Hangman Creek
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This May we have trenching work to do and should have ~500+ willow poles to plant on Upper Hangman Creek. A few volunteers are needed and everyone is welcome to come even if you don’t want to or can’t work as there are educational experience opportunities as well.  Registered volunteers will receive e-mail updates as we get closer to the event.

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On May 16, 2020 the Coeur d’ Alene Tribe will be hosting an event for Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited, and any other interested party looking to make conditions in Hangman/Latah Creek more favorable to redband trout and future salmon. As part of a large scale effort on a project called k’wne’ ‘ulchiyark’wmtsut “To Make it Crooked Again”, we will be trenching and planting approximately 500 willow poles.

Hiking boots or the preferred mud boots and gloves are needed. We will have some gloves on hand for anyone that does not have them. Any individuals not wishing to plant trees may come to see the property, checkout the tribe’s new trenching techniques, the improvements made, get a brief tour of our new hatchery in Plummer and the eagle aviary on Hangman Creek. You may opt to help set up lunch and enjoy all the tours.

Directions to CDA Wildlife office in Plummer

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Directions, Meeting Point, and Start Time:

We will be meeting at the Coeur d ‘Alene Tribes Fish, Water, and Wildlife Building at 401 Anne Antelope Ave, Plummer ID, 83851 at 9:00 AM. And we will be departing as a group to the project site at 9:30 AM. As you approach Plummer from the north it is on the west side of HWY 95. Make a right turn at Anne Antelope and the building will be on the right before you reach A St. If you miss the first turn you can make a right at A St and go past the Wellness Center, and past a meadow and you will see the heavy equipment in their yard on the right. Take a right and the building is on your immediate left after the yard.

Activities may include:

  • Trenching
  • Willow tree pole planting
  • CDA Tribe prayer
  • CDA Tribe dancing
  • Tour of CDA Tribe’s Eagle Aviary facility (optional)
  • Tour of CDA Tribe’s hatchery (optional)
  • Lunch and non-alcohol drinks provided by SFTU

Bruce Kinkead, Fisheries Biologist, Coeur d’Alene Tribe is our project lead.

What to Bring?

Check the weather to be sure to properly dress. It could be chilly and/or wet! Boots and work gloves are a must. All other tools and materials will be provided. A spare set of clothes is a good thing to bring as well, in the rare event you get really wet or fall into the creek. This happened once that we know of!

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May 16
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Joshua Abel


CDA Tribes Fish, Water & Wildlife Building
401 Annie Antelope Rd.
Plummer, Idaho 83851 United States
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