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Keep Public Lands in Public Hands

The American public owns all federal public lands, including National Parks, National Forests, Wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, and wildlife preserves. Every American has a personal stake and a guaranteed say in how these places are cared for, and the right to experience and enjoy these places. The federal government owns roughly 640 million [...]

By | 2016-10-20T13:54:36+00:00 October 20th, 2016|blog|0 Comments

The Art of Beekeeping

Insights from October 6th Presentation at KEA Happy Hour from Barb McFarland The low humming of bees accompanied Barb McFarland’s lecture on the amazing and complex life cycle of honey bees, and the practical side of her twenty years of bee keeping in Northern Idaho. Honeybees are a non-native species that English colonists brought to [...]

By | 2016-10-13T10:25:44+00:00 October 13th, 2016|blog, Wildlife|0 Comments

Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-Rail

In another sign that crude-by-rail is a losing proposition, Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes announced that it is dropping its plans to construct a crude-by-rail facility. Originally proposed in 2014, community opposition and legal challenges forced Shell and Skagit County to undertake a full environmental and public health review under the State Environmental Policy [...]

By | 2016-10-10T12:38:40+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Community, Water|0 Comments

BLM Proposes Changes in Blue Creek Bay

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed a plan for logging and new non-motorized trails on the 736-acre Blue Creek Bay Conservation Area. Blue Creek Bay, located off of Yellowstone Trail Road within the Wallace Forest Conservation Area (WFCA), currently hosts a picnic area and non-motorized boat launch. BLM acquired the public land known [...]

By | 2016-10-04T15:22:52+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Forests|0 Comments

CdA City Council to Consider Blackwell Annexation

Tonight the Coeur d'Alene City Council is being asked to annex 172 acres of Blackwell Island, Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane River and change the zoning to Commercial At 17 Units/Acre (C17). This request is made by the Marina Yacht Club to accommodate their plans to expand. As part of the annexation request, the [...]

By | 2016-09-20T10:18:08+00:00 September 20th, 2016|blog, Land Use, Water|0 Comments

Spokane River Extremely Low, Water Conservation Needed

Today river advocates are calling on their neighbors and Spokane City water managers to turn down the spigots, and turn off sprinklers. The Spokane River flows dropped below 850 cubic feet per second (cfs) – the state-mandated minimum flow – more than a week ago, and have been running at or below 750 cfs most [...]

By | 2016-08-30T12:25:06+00:00 August 30th, 2016|blog, Water|0 Comments

Idaho’s Water Needs to Be Sustainably Managed

Water is critical to all life on Earth. The beautiful rivers, lakes and clean drinking water are reasons many of us chose to make Northern Idaho home. Responsible planning and conservation of our water resources is essential as we move into a time of warming climates and growing populations. Idaho is finally placing an emphasis [...]

By | 2016-08-23T10:58:09+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Water|0 Comments

Health Advisories Issued for Fernan and Hayden Lakes

Panhandle Health District (PHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have issued health advisories for the east side of Fernan Lake and the northern arm of Hayden Lake, near the Sportsman Access. PHD is urging the public to use caution when recreating in or near the water. Water quality monitoring confirmed the presence [...]

By | 2016-07-19T18:30:58+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Hayden Lake, Water|0 Comments

The Last, Best Chance to Save the Big Wild: Northern Rockies Ecosystem Preservation Act

 Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.     — Goethe For the first time, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA) has been introduced into the Senate by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and has seven co-sponsors including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. The bill, S. [...]

By | 2016-06-22T14:55:31+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|blog, Forests, Land Use, Wildlife|0 Comments

Coeur d’Alene Will Pay Residents to Conserve Water

Water is a precious resource. Did you know that outdoor water use, mostly lawn and garden watering can quadruple in the summer? Over-watering is the No.1 cause of wasted water in the summertime and the leading cause of plant disease and insect problems. Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA) and the City of Coeur d’Alene Water Department [...]

By | 2016-06-20T21:01:53+00:00 June 20th, 2016|blog, Water|0 Comments