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Glass Recycling in Coeur d’Alene is Here

Last spring the City of Coeur d'Alene Council voted to include glass recycling/reuse as part of their new solid waste contract. The City now has two locations to drop off glass! One location is in the parking lot at Cherry Hill Park, 1525 E. Hazel Avenue. The other location is in the parking lot at [...]

By | 2017-04-03T09:02:37+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Citizen Rights Under the Clean Water Act Under Threat

On February 16, the bill H.R. 1179 was introduced in the House of Representatives. This bill deters the public from filing citizen suits against water polluters - a right provided to them under the Clean Water Act. The citizen suit provision of the Clean Water Act was originally included by Congress because they recognized that [...]

By | 2017-04-03T08:04:14+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|blog, Water|0 Comments

Your Public Lands Under Attack

Did you know that Idaho has sold off 41% of its state-owned land since statehood; more than 100,000 acres have been sold to private interests since 2000. Legislation has been introduced at both the state and federal level to pave the way for federal land transfers to local governments for possible sale, mining or development. [...]

By | 2017-02-26T15:21:46+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Forests, Land Use|0 Comments

Protect Idaho’s Waters, Support Idaho Invasive Species Control

Invasive species, including weeds and aquatic invaders, have the potential to wreak environmental havoc on Idaho lands and waters. From head-high spotted knapweed infestations to milfoil choking out Hayden Lake bays, these non-native species are already affecting our water supply, soil health, wildfire behavior and other ecological processes. However, the state of Idaho does not [...]

By | 2017-02-13T11:40:54+00:00 February 13th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

New Comprehensive Plan for the Spokane River Guides Actions for Reducing PCBs

A positive step toward a cleaner Spokane River was quietly recorded this past December. The Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force (Task Force) released a comprehensive plan that identifies a variety of actions that could prevent more polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from polluting the Spokane River. PCBs are a probable human carcinogen that can build up [...]

By | 2017-01-30T11:33:47+00:00 January 30th, 2017|blog, Water|0 Comments

Settlement Restricts Megaloads on Wild and Scenic Highway 12

The Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho Rivers United and legal group Advocates for the West recently finalized a settlement agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to protect historic uses of U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho while restricting megaload shipments to preserve the area’s spectacular scenery and cultural significance. The agreement resolves a federal court lawsuit [...]

By | 2017-01-27T17:11:38+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Forests, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Court Rules Forest Service Illegally Authorized Helicopter Intrusions in Premiere Wilderness Area

A federal judge today ruled that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) illegally authorized the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to conduct approximately 120 helicopter landings to place radio collars on elk in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness last winter in an operation during which IDFG also unlawfully collared four wolves. As [...]

By | 2017-01-20T09:48:16+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Forests, Wildlife|0 Comments

Restoring the Coeur d’Alene Basin: Deadline Looms for Public Input on Superfund Megasite

The deadline to submit comments on the draft Coeur d’Alene Basin Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is tomorrow, Friday, January 13th. The Restoration Plan  is meant to provide a comprehensive strategic framework to guide the restoration of natural resources and their services injured by the release of mining related hazardous substances in the [...]

By | 2017-01-12T14:28:09+00:00 January 12th, 2017|blog, Forests, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Endangered Mountain Caribou Recovery Efforts

Mountain caribou are considered one of the most endangered large mammals in North America. Loss of old-growth habitat to logging and other development have reduced caribou numbers to roughly 1,900 animals across North America. The South Selkirk Mountains herd of woodland caribou, the world's southernmost remaining caribou, occupy a transboundary range from SE British Columbia [...]

By | 2017-01-03T11:06:39+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Wildlife|0 Comments

Senator Risch Introduces Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act

A huge thank you to U.S. Sen. Jim Risch who introduced a bill earlier this month to protect 13,900 acres in north Idaho as wilderness. The Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act of 2016 would protect approximately 13,900 acres in the rugged range of mountains above Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River. Its low-elevation boreal [...]

By | 2016-12-22T12:24:59+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Forests, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments