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Kootenai Tribe of Idaho’s Kootenai River White Sturgeon and Burbot Hatcheries Project Preliminary EA

The following comments were submitted in response to the open comment period described below.

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The Bonneville Power Administration is proposing to fund the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho to upgrade their existing Kootenai white sturgeon aquaculture facility and construct a new facility to expand their white sturgeon and burbot artificial production programs. The new facility would be located on property owned by the Tribe at the confluence of the Moyie and Kootenai Rivers near Bonners Ferry in Boundary County, Idaho. Current production of Kootenai River white sturgeon at the existing Tribal Hatchery is restricted by capacity limitations and adequate facilities for artificial burbot production do not exist.

BPA has prepared a Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental consequences of this proposed action and we would like to hear your views.  Please submit your comments by March 18, 2013 so that they are considered in our decision on this project. 

If you would like a copy of the Preliminary EA please visit the project webpage or call our toll-free document request line:  1-800-622-4520.  Leave a message naming this project and giving your name and complete mailing address.  If you have any further questions or need more project information, please call me toll free at 1-800-622-4519, or directly at (503) 230-5756.  You may also e-mail me at  Thank you for your interest in our work.

View previous comments received during the initial public scoping period when the project was formerly called the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho Native Fish Aquaculture Program:


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Close of comment:  3/18/2013

  • KTEA13 0004 -  bourassa

  • KTEA13 0005 -  Klipper

  • KTEA13 0006 -  Brannon/USDA-NRCS

  • KTEA13 0007 -  Riddle/Boundary SCD

  • KTEA13 0008 -  Higgins/Three Mile Water District

  • KTEA13 0009 -  Corsi/Idaho Department of Fish and Game

  • KTEA13 0010 -  Ashworth/Boundary County Library

  • KTEA13 0011 -  Redline/DEQ, Idaho

  • KTEA13 0012 -  Hoffman/USACE

  • KTEA13 0013 -  Hallock/Retired USFWS

  • KTEA13 0014 -  Hallock/Retired, USFWS

  • KTEA13 0015 -  Hoffman/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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