BPA will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the effects of a project to restore wetland and riparian habitat and to reduce erosion in the Clark Fork River delta located in Bonner County, Idaho.
The project is at the confluence of the Clark Fork River with Lake Pend Oreille. Work would include using pieces of woody debris, such as trees with rootwads, and rock to help stabilize shorelines; plant native vegetation such as black cottonwood, dogwood and willow; and raise some ground surfaces to create new plant and wildlife habitat. This project is part of restoration efforts in northern Idaho and eastern Washington implemented by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to help mitigate for impacts of the construction, operation, and inundation of the delta by the Albeni Falls hydroelectric project.
BPA will host a public meeting to answer questions and accept comments on the proposal:
Wednesday July 31, 2013
4 to 7 p.m.
Panhandle State Bank Community Room
414 Church Street
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Close of comment: Aug. 19, 2013