Water

Water

We work to protect the surface beauty our water presents, as well as, flows in the Spokane River and the water quality in Spokane River, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Fernan Lake, Hayden Lake & our other waterways which have degraded due to elevated phosphorus levels, sediment and storm water pollution.

Recent Topics in Water:

Fear and Hope: Understanding & Preparing for a Changing Climate in the Inland Northwest

As the garage doors opened for outside seating among the popular bars and restaurants on Sherman Avenue in Coeur d’Alene early this March, it was easy to look forward to biking, hiking, boating, fishing, and all the other great outdoor activities that draw so many people to the Inland Northwest … (read more…)

Coeur d’Alene Lake: The Tipping Point

[caption id="attachment_4909" align="alignright" width="368" caption="US Geological Survey Department of the Interior hydrologist Greg Clark measures streamflow on Government Gulch Creek, a tributarty to the Coeur d'Alene River in northern Idaho. Streamflow data collected are included in the ... (read more…)

Green Living: Lawn Fertilization

 

With cooler … (read more…)

North Idaho Water Rights Adjudication

Recently there has been a lot of talk about the North Idaho water rights adjudication process, even though the process for the Coeur d’Alene-Spokane River Basin technically began in the spring of 2009.  The Adjudication process is simply the State of Idaho’s review and compilation of all the … (read more…)

Farm Bill

Earlier this year, President Obama signed the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act, also known as the Farm Bill.  The Farm Bill isn’t new, but is updated and reauthorized every five years to serve as the government’s main policy tool for agriculture, food safety and nutritional programs. … (read more…)

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