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LCDA  Waterkeeper Osprey identification and signage with Dr. Melquist 

Dr. Wayne Melquist, joined the Lake Coeur d' Alene Waterkeeper volunteers Friday June 30 on the Waterkeeper Boat. They identified Osprey nests on the lake around the Cougar Bay area.  Dr. Melquist and Waterkeeper volunteers identified the nests with 2 aluminum signs at entry-ways to Cougar Bay and 5 corrugated signs on occupied osprey nest pilings. [...]

By |2017-07-12T16:08:54-07:00July 14th, 2017|blog, Save Cougar Bay, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

In Memory of Scott Reed

Kootenai Environmental Alliance lost a great friend and leader over the weekend. Scott Reed, renowned environmental attorney and KEA’s co-founder, passed away Saturday night at the age of 87 in the company of his loving wife, Mary Lou and children Bruce Reed and Tara Woolpy. Scott was relentless in his pursuit to protect [...]

By |2015-05-08T12:45:38-07:00May 8th, 2015|blog, KEA, Save Cougar Bay|3 Comments

Pilings for Osprey Habitat

Cougar Bay is unique on Lake Coeur d’Alene.  It provides refuge for birds, fish and wildlife, as well as quiet water for small watercrafts and non-motorized boaters. Log pilings stand as visual monuments to the historic logging past on Lake Coeur d’Alene when log storage in Cougar Bay was integral to the DeArmond, [...]

By |2013-10-10T10:44:58-07:00October 10th, 2013|blog, Save Cougar Bay, Wildlife|1 Comment

BLM and Nature Conservancy Working on Cougar Bay Trail

BLM is sponsoring a public meeting tonight on a proposed trail for Cougar Bay. The trail will be located in a portion of the public preserve known as the John C. Pointner Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary. The Nature Conservancy and BLM are co-managing Cougar Bay lands for hiking, recreation and wildlife habitat. There are a number of [...]

By |2011-12-29T15:54:54-07:00December 15th, 2011|blog, Save Cougar Bay|0 Comments

SAVED Cougar Bay!

From KEA's conservation advocate Adrienne Cronebaugh: Last summer, Idaho Department of Lands granted Kootenai County an encroachment permit to install mooring buoys inside Cougar Bay and no-wake zone buoys at the mouth of the bay. The installation of those mooring buoys had been of great concern to the residents of Cougar Bay as well as [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:27:07-07:00April 8th, 2011|blog, Save Cougar Bay|2 Comments

What’s Next for Cougar Bay

We’ve invited Nick Snyder, Director of Kootenai County Parks & Waterways to join us at our regular meeting at the Iron Horse Restaurant (Noon on Thursday, January 6th) to talk about the Spokane River / Cougar Bay piling removal project. Cougar Bay and Spokane River watchers will have noticed that the pilings along the Spokane [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:46:30-07:00January 5th, 2011|blog, Save Cougar Bay|1 Comment

Breaking News: Osprey Association Files Cougar Bay Lawsuit Challenging IDL Rejections

Although things have been quiet recently on the Save Cougar Bay battlefront, new shots were fired yesterday by the Cougar Bay Osprey Protective Association, which filed a lawsuit challenging the Idaho Department of Lands’ rejection of their application to protect the pilings and booms in Cougar Bay. Having been rejected twice by the Department, without [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:45:17-07:00October 29th, 2010|blog, Save Cougar Bay|7 Comments