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

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: Forests, Wildlife|

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 [...]

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

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: blog, Forests, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|

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 [...]

Senator Risch Introduces Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Forests, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|

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 [...]

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

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Forests, Water, Wildlife|

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 [...]