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WSU/Pend Oreille Extension introduced the Sense of Place series in 1999, with a focus on local landscape and natural history of Pend Oreille County, Washington. A partnership with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians Natural Resources Department has allowed us to expand this program through EPA funding to include more classes, a newsletter and this website.

Why Here?


by Carol Mack

Why concentrate on a particular spot? Because it is where we live. Because we seek to become perceptive inhabitants of this Pend Oreille landscape, and we find deep pleasure in strengthening our connections here. Because we enjoy trying to understand the mystery of its past; how it came to be the way it is today; what it will be like in the future.

This corner of the state is a truly beautiful and unique place and offers fascinating subjects to investigate. From the geology of landscape and river to the wildlife, plant life and human life that have lived here, there are many stories to tell. Please join us on this journey of discovery. We welcome your participation, comments, and ideas.

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