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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

Avista Spokane River Project

JAVA Happy Hour Spokane River Project License Implementation FERC No. 2545 What do you think about when you open your AVISTA power bill each month? Do you wonder about water quality, eagles, wetland habitat, and cutthroat? If you attended the December 1 JAVA Happy Hour, you would have discovered that AVISTA is thinking about and [...]

By | 2016-12-06T10:48:30+00:00 December 6th, 2016|blog|0 Comments

Restoration Partnership Plans for Restoration of Injured Natural Resources in Coeur d’Alene Basin

For most of the 20th century, mining wastes in the Coeur d’Alene Basin were discharged into the South Fork and mainstem Coeur d’Alene River and its tributaries, or were deposited on lands and eventually migrated into ground and surface waters. Mine tailings and sediments contaminated with lead and zinc continue to be deposited in the [...]

By | 2016-11-28T13:11:30+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Forests, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Judge blocks Montana Logging Project in Lynx Habitat

A federal judge has blocked a logging project northeast of Yellowstone National Park until federal officials analyze the effects of the project on Canada lynx that live in the area. A wildlife advocacy group that sued to stop the Greater Red Lodge Habitat and Vegetation Management Project in the Custer National Forest hailed the decision [...]

By | 2016-11-28T11:09:33+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Forests, Wildlife|0 Comments

Action Alert: Speak for Imperiled Wolverine

Describing the wolverine as a “snow-dependent species standing squarely in the path of global climate change,” a federal judge overturned an August 2014 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refusing to grant this rare and elusive species any protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Due to this ruling brought by conservation groups, [...]

By | 2016-11-14T13:45:09+00:00 November 14th, 2016|KEA, Wildlife|0 Comments

Health Advisory Issued for Black Lake Algae Blooms

Panhandle Health District (PHD), the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe have issued a health advisory for Black Lake. PHD is urging the public to use caution when recreating in or near the water. Water quality monitoring confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae. Blue-green algal blooms [...]

By | 2016-11-09T09:57:40+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Water|0 Comments

Court Rules that Coal Train Dust Case Should Go To Trial

Case will determine whether uncovered coal trains violate the federal Clean Water Act A federal judge decided today that the citizens of Washington state will be able to present testimony about the environmental impact of coal dust from uncovered Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) coal trains on local waterways. The trial is scheduled to begin [...]

By | 2016-10-27T09:18:52+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Water|0 Comments

Junk2Funk 2016 An Evening of Fun, Creativity, Performance and Music

Who knew that plastic, medical waste, air mattresses, feed sacks, cans, CDs, electronic junk, coffee filters, wine corks and junk mail could, through the skill of artists, be transformed into amazing fashions?! The Junk2Funk Eco Fashion Show demonstrated how junk in our throw-away society could be used in innovative ways. Following a spirited auction of [...]

By | 2016-10-24T12:33:34+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Community|0 Comments