Blog List 2016-10-12T22:55:59+00:00

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

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: blog, Water|

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 [...]

Settlement Restricts Megaloads on Wild and Scenic Highway 12

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Forests, Water, Wildlife|

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 [...]

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 [...]