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Our members are dedicated to making sure that wildlife has a voice. KEA works to educate the public on wildlife issues while promoting the health of game, non-game wildlife and habitats. The wildlife that demands our attention in northern Idaho are wolves, grizzly bears, woodland caribou, lynx, wolverine, bull trout, white sturgeon and the pika.

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

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 into ground and surface waters. Mine tailings and sediments contaminated with lead and zinc continue to be deposited in the [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Forests, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Judge blocks Montana Logging Project in Lynx Habitat

A federal judge has blocked a logging project northeast of Yellowstone National Park until federal officials analyze the effects of the project on Canada lynx that live in the area. A wildlife advocacy group that sued to stop the Greater Red Lodge Habitat and Vegetation Management Project in the Custer National Forest hailed the decision [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Forests, Wildlife|0 Comments

Action Alert: Speak for Imperiled Wolverine

Describing the wolverine as a “snow-dependent species standing squarely in the path of global climate change,” a federal judge overturned an August 2014 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refusing to grant this rare and elusive species any protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Due to this ruling brought by conservation groups, [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|KEA, Wildlife|0 Comments

Action Alert: Public Meetings for Idaho’s Wild Salmon

Idaho's rivers used to teem with wild salmon and steelhead- but dams constructed along the Snake River have decimated our once vibrant ocean-running fisheries. The good news is that you now have the opportunity to advocate for recovery of wild salmon and steelhead in Idaho waters and restore more than 140 miles of the Snake [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|blog, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

The Art of Beekeeping

Insights from October 6th Presentation at KEA Happy Hour from Barb McFarland The low humming of bees accompanied Barb McFarland’s lecture on the amazing and complex life cycle of honey bees, and the practical side of her twenty years of bee keeping in Northern Idaho. Honeybees are a non-native species that English colonists brought to [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|blog, Wildlife|0 Comments

The Last, Best Chance to Save the Big Wild: Northern Rockies Ecosystem Preservation Act

 Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.     — Goethe For the first time, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA) has been introduced into the Senate by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and has seven co-sponsors including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. The bill, S. [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|blog, Forests, Land Use, Wildlife|0 Comments

Judge Rules Feds Improperly Refused to Protect Wolverines

Today, the federal district court for Montana rejected a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to deny protections for wolverines in the contiguous U.S. The court ruled the Service improperly ignored science and violated the Endangered Species Act. A broad coalition of conservation organizations challenged the Service’s refusal to protect [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|Wildlife|0 Comments

Action Alert: Save Clagstone Meadows for Public Access and Wildlife

We are on the brink of saving nearly 9,000 acres of wildlife habitat and opening it to public recreation. But we need you help to protect Clagstone Meadows and keep it from being developed! Clagstone Meadows encompasses 13,000 acres of granite hills, forests, meadows and delicate wetlands near Kelso and Clagstone Lakes just north of [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|Forests, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Lawsuit Challenges End to Federal Monitoring for Northern Rocky Wolves

Today conservation organizations filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to extend the federal monitoring period for wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains. The existing monitoring program, which is required by the Endangered Species Act after protections are removed for a species, is set to expire in May. [...]

By | March 10th, 2016|Wildlife|0 Comments