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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.

Washington Wildlife Agency to Gun Down Wolves

OLYMPIA, Wash.— The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday announced it will kill members of the Smackout wolf pack after confirmation that a calf was injured by one or more wolves on public grazing land in Stevens County on July 18. The kill operation will likely result in the deaths of the 3-month-old wolf pups from this [...]

By | 2017-07-28T08:41:54+00:00 July 28th, 2017|blog, Wildlife|0 Comments

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+00:00 July 14th, 2017|blog, Save Cougar Bay, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

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

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

KEA Happy Hour

Join us Thursday May 4th from 4-6pm for Kootenai Environmental Alliance’s (KEA) first Happy Hour in our new office space at 206 Indiana Ave., suite 112.  This month KEA’s friend and the Education and Outreach Director of Friends of the Clearwater (FOC), Brett Haverstick will be joining us to talk about wildlife and the U.S. [...]

By | 2017-04-28T13:38:16+00:00 May 1st, 2017|blog, Community, Wildlife|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

Restoring the Coeur d’Alene Basin: Deadline Looms for Public Input on Superfund Megasite

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 guide the restoration of natural resources and their services injured by the release of mining related hazardous substances in the [...]

By | 2017-01-12T14:28:09+00:00 January 12th, 2017|blog, Forests, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Endangered Mountain Caribou Recovery Efforts

Mountain caribou are considered one of the most endangered large mammals in North America. Loss of old-growth habitat to logging and other development have reduced caribou numbers to roughly 1,900 animals across North America. The South Selkirk Mountains herd of woodland caribou, the world's southernmost remaining caribou, occupy a transboundary range from SE British Columbia [...]

By | 2017-01-03T11:06:39+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Wildlife|0 Comments

Senator Risch Introduces Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act

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 13,900 acres in the rugged range of mountains above Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River. Its low-elevation boreal [...]

By | 2016-12-22T12:24:59+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Forests, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments