The secret is out that Kootenai County is one of the best places to live and consequently we have seen the explosive growth that has occurred over the past twenty years. KEA is actively involved with land use planning in the county and is committed to being an advocate for local grassroots groups that are also concerned with the negative consequences of poorly planned development on the environment and their communities.
Latest Land Use Topics
Citizens are speaking out in support of our nation’s conservation laws that protect National Forests. Efforts to circumvent those laws by self-styled collaborative groups, who are holding a conference in Coeur d’Alene today, threaten to [...]
A Canadian Company Called HiTest Sand is proposing to build a smelter in Newport Washington. The proposed smelter will discharge up to 700 tons per year of nitrogen oxide, 601 tons of carbon monoxide and [...]
The Forest Service is currently seeking public comments regarding the development of alternatives for the Forest Plan Revision on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The deadline is February 28. If you don’t understand forest planning, [...]
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 [...]
Comments needed by December 12th! Fracking is the method of extracting very hard-to-get-at natural gas by pressure washing it out of the ground. The process uses a lot of water to extract natural gas that [...]
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 [...]