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Kootenai River Restoration at Bonners Ferry

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The Bonneville Power Administration is proposing to fund the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho to restore portions of the Kootenai River near the town of Bonners Ferry, in Boundary County, Idaho. The proposed project involves installing structures on the river banks, excavating areas in the river to create deeper pools, developing and enhancing islands that would be planted with native vegetation. The project has been designed to improve habitat for Kootenai White Sturgeon that are listed as threatened with extinction under the federal Endangered Species Act and other native fish. These efforts would complement other restoration activities already occurring on the Kootenai River, and would help mitigate for the construction and operation of Libby Dam located upstream in Montana.

To better understand the potential environmental impacts of this proposal, BPA will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) as part of its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act. During this process, BPA will work with landowners, tribes, federal, state and local agencies, and interest groups. You are invited to comment on the proposal and or attend a public meeting being held in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

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Close of comment:  3/10/2014

  • KRRBF14 0001 -  Snyder

  • KRRBF14 0003 -  Affleck

  • KRRBF14 0004 -  Mcleish

  • KRRBF14 0005 -  Landrum

  • KRRBF14 0006 -  Corsi/Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game

  • KRRBF14 0007 -  Isaac

  • KRRBF14 0008 -  N/A/City of Bonners Ferry

  • KRRBF14 0009 -  Fioravanti

  • KRRBF14 0010 -  Galbraith

  • KRRBF14 0011 -  Rasmussen/Bureau of Land Managment

  • KRRBF14 0013 -  /Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative

  • KRRBF14 0014 -  Robinson/Union Pacific Railroad

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