Kalispel Tribe to Host Fundraiser for Caribou Population

In the spring mountain caribou come down to lower elevations while snow melts in the high mountains where they spend the spring and summer. Photo by David Moskowitz

Fewer than a dozen caribou remain in the South Selkirk Mountain population. In support of recovery efforts, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians will host a fundraiser Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Washington. The evening will feature a screening of “Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest,” a cinematic journey into the world of endangered mountain caribou. The film’s producer, David Moskowitz, will be a special guest, and Rich Landers, retired Outdoors editor at The Spokesman Review, will MC the evening event.

Money raised from the event and its live and silent auctions will go directly to ongoing population recovery efforts for the herd. These caribou represent an important part of our shared natural and cultural heritage. Later this winter, the Kalispel Tribe will assist in the capture of South Selkirk herd females that will be placed in a maternal pen near Salmo, BC. The pen was constructed to ensure the safety of the cows and newborn calves from predators. With so few left, the maternal pen project is a last ditch/stop gap measure to prevent the extirpation of this population. To purchase tickets, donate, or to learn more about the Kalispel Tribe’s caribou recovery efforts, visit kalispeltribe.com/caribou.

About the Kalispel Tribe of Indians

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has over 400 members. The Tribe’s headquarters is located in Usk, Washington on the Pend Oreille River. The Tribe operates Northern Quest Resort & Casino and runs several health and social service programs through Camas Path and the Camas Center for Community Wellness. With a total of more than 2,000 jobs across its government and business enterprises, the Kalispel Tribe is one of the top five private employers in the region, and has donated over $17 million to regional non-profits. More information is available at kalispeltribe.com.