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Osprey Tour planned for July 15th

The Osprey is a fish-eating hawk commonly seen in northern Idaho. At least 100 pairs nest annually in the Coeur d’Alene Lake region including the lower reaches of the St. Joe and Coeur d’Alene Rivers. Adult Osprey along with the young of the year birds begin their annual southward migration in mid-September, traveling all the [...]

By | 2017-06-20T11:32:25+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|blog, KEA, Save Cougar Bay, 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 October 10th, 2013|blog, Save Cougar Bay, Wildlife|1 Comment

Cougar Bay “No Wake Zone” Buoys Installed

This morning, Kootenai County Department of Parks and Waterways Director Nick Snyder forwarded a couple of photos of the 13 brand new “No Wake Zone” buoys just installed across the mouth of Cougar Bay last week. Snyder added: “In the next two weeks, we will have LED navigational lights affixed to the buoys. The buoys [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:27:05+00:00 June 27th, 2011|blog, Save Cougar Bay|0 Comments

Homeless Osprey Homeless No More

We got an email a couple of weeks ago from a resident in Post Falls concerned about a pair of suddenly homeless and increasingly desperate osprey. As the all-purpose conservation organization in North Idaho, and friend to animals big and small, could we help? We set out on twitter (and the telephone), and according to [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:27:06+00:00 May 17th, 2011|blog, Community, Save Cougar Bay, Wildlife|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+00:00 April 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 October 29th, 2010|blog, Save Cougar Bay|7 Comments

Fate of Cougar Bay Now With Kootenai County?

We were a little taken aback this week, with the done-deal announcement that the Idaho Department of Lands and Kootenai County have entered an agreement that the County will now be responsible for the removal of hazardous pilings and booms in the Spokane River and Coeur d'Alene Lake.  The agreement, signed without public input, and [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:44:10+00:00 September 9th, 2010|blog, Save Cougar Bay|4 Comments