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Kootenai River Habitat Restoration at Bonners Ferry

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To better understand the potential environmental impacts of this proposal, BPA has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) as part of its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act. BPA will work with landowners, tribes, federal, state and local agencies, and interest groups. You are invited to comment on the draft EA and talk to project staff at a public meeting in Bonners Ferry, ID on Feb. 18.

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 endangered 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.

Public Meeting:
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
5 to 7 p.m.
Boundary County Extension Office
6447 Kootenai Street
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805

For More Information:

Close of comment:  3/5/2015

  • KRHRBF14 0001 - 

  • KRHRBF14 0002 -  Lefebvre/N/A

  • KRHRBF14 0004 -  Smith/Idaho Conservation League

  • KRHRBF14 0005 -  Public Meeting comments February 18, 2015

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