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  • KEA actively participates in agency (city, county, state, federal) public commenting and public hearing processes relating to regional land use and development standing up for the protection of water, forests and wildlife. 

  • KEA works to create accountable and responsive institutions, sound public policies, and appropriate models of development that protect regional natural resources.

  • KEA works to support environmental education projects, programs, events and initiatives that enhance the public’s awareness, knowledge, and ability to help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality.

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Land Use News

Fernan Restoration: The next phase

Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA) will be continuing its efforts to reduce phosphorus entering Fernan Lake with a demonstration restoration project.  KEA will be working with East Side Highway District and Architects West to restore 300 feet of shoreline. It has...

Large development proposed in Hayden Lake

A large development called English Point Heights is being proposed with 155 homes just 1,000 feet from the shoreline of Hayden Lake.  The development will be at the corner of Lancaster and Hayden Lake Roads on a steep clay-base hill.  This is one of the largest rural...

Forest Collaboration is Consuming the Public ‘s Forests

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 take the public’s voice out of...

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