Kootenai River

Kootenai River Network Inc.

The Kootenai River Network would like to thank everyone who shared concerns and ideas, identified specific voluntary stream and watershed improvement project possibilities, and gave suggestions for further action.

Twenty-four people attended one of three community meetings in Eureka, Troy, and Libby in March. Twenty-six people representing the Army Corps of Engineers, Conservation District, Northern Lights, Inc., Revett Mining, Inc., Plum Creek, Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, NRCS, DNRC, the Yaak Valley Forest Council, and the Forest Service were also interviewed to identify further areas for stream improvement.

Fourteen people have offered comments through the survey.

The Kootenai River Network is writing a Watershed Restoration Plan that will incorporate community priorities for voluntary restoration activities. The plan will in draft form for community comment in the fall on this web site.

For further information, please contact kootenaiwrp@gmail.com.

Mission Statement
The Kootenai River Network is a cooperative, transboundary, non-profit organization created to foster partnerships with private and public interests dedicated to the protection, utilization, restoration, and education of water resources in the Kootenai River watershed.

Kootenai River Network, Inc. is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that accomplishes its goals through grants and contributions from collaborators. The group formed late in 1991 in response to citizens concerns of threatened or deteriorating water quality and aquatic resources in the Kootenai River Basin.

The primary purpose of the Kootenai River Network is to foster communication and implement collaborative processes among private and public interests in the watershed. These cooperative programs lead to improved resource management practices and the restoration of water quality and aquatic resources in the basin. We seek to empower local citizens and groups from two states, one province, two countries and affected tribal nations to collaborate in natural resource management in the basin.

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