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Any outdoorsmen, be it to fish, hunt or hike, rely on our forests to provide recreation. KEA monitors all Forest Service timber sales and takes action when environmental laws are violated to ensure that our forests remain a source of clean water and recreational opportunities for all. In 1990 KEA launched its Forest Watch program and since has been the protective watchdog of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. We work to keep our forests sustainable, and to provide habitat sufficient to support viable fisheries and wildlife populations.

H.R. 1349

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) said his legislation to allow bikes in wilderness areas is nothing more than modernizing the original intent of the decades-old Wilderness Act. "People who enjoy mountain biking have just as much a right to use the public trails as those who enjoy hiking or riding, and our wilderness areas were never [...]

By | 2017-12-11T00:35:12+00:00 December 11th, 2017|blog, Forests, KEA, Land Use|0 Comments

Contact your Senators Now!

For 100 years, federal tax policy has incentivized the giving spirit. It has also empowered our crucial work. The goal of simplifying the tax code and making it easier for Americans to file their taxes is admirable, but the collateral damage this simplification would cause comes at too great a cost. According to Republican estimates, [...]

By | 2017-11-30T10:23:37+00:00 November 30th, 2017|blog, climate change, Community, Forests, KEA, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (HR 2936)

It’s bad enough that industrial logging can occur on 250 acres of public land, and be excluded from routine environmental review. This includes limited opportunity for public involvement. The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (HR 2936) would drastically increase this scenario, and allow 10,000 acres of public land to be logged without the necessary [...]

By | 2017-11-28T17:42:40+00:00 November 29th, 2017|blog, climate change, Forests, KEA, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Time to pull out the pen and paper and let your voice be heard

Bills to Oppose   Water Bills to Oppose HR 3043-passed House The Hydropower Policy Modernization Act, would make the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) the lead agency for all federal authorities related to dams including The Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Environmental Policy Act. It gives unprecedented power to FERC to set [...]

By | 2017-11-10T16:02:56+00:00 November 11th, 2017|blog, Community, Forests, KEA, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

M44 Cyanide Bomb Use

Friends of the Clearwater’s Ashley Lipscomb  presented on M44 Cyanide Bomb Use by the USDA’s Wildlife Service for the first Happy Hour at KEA ‘s new offices. Coffee Roboto, the business  of Michal and Young Bennett, provided coffee, sodas, and treats to make for a delicious  educational experience. Friends of the Clearwater, founded in 1987, [...]

By | 2017-05-05T12:51:38+00:00 May 6th, 2017|blog, Forests, Wildlife|0 Comments

The Era of Megafires

Research ecologist and forester, Paul Hessburg, PHD, presented “The Era of Megafires, Monday, May 1, 2017, to kick off  May  as Wildfire Awareness Month, a multi-state proclamation by governors in several western states,  including Idaho.  Hessburg was born in Minnesota, but came  to eastern Washington and grew to love the region and decided to raise [...]

By | 2017-05-03T14:14:46+00:00 May 4th, 2017|blog, Community, Forests|0 Comments

Action Allert: EPA under attack

Before the inception of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) our country was a toxic soup of pollution that ranged from horrific air quality to chemically polluted waterways.  The EPA was born in 1970 in the wake of elevated concern about the environment.  Since then, the EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for [...]

By | 2017-04-28T13:12:25+00:00 May 1st, 2017|blog, Forests, 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

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