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.
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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 [...]
This issue will impact all rural communities should this developer obtain the changes in the zoning he is trying to do. Please try to attend tomorrow night and if not speaking in favor of rural areas, offer [...]
Did you know that Idaho has sold off 41% of its state-owned land since statehood; more than 100,000 acres have been sold to private interests since 2000. Legislation has been introduced at both the state [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
There is an ever expanding atmosphere of anticipation and anxiety that surrounds presidential election years like 2016. But don’t let your fascination with activity on the national stage eclipse another very important showdown-the local elections. [...]