The Restoration Partnership (Partnership) recently selected a suite of projects to pilot the implementation process for restoration under the Coeur d’Alene Basin Restoration Plan. The Partnership adopted the Plan in 2018 with the overall goal to recover the natural resources that were injured by releases of mine waste contamination and compensate for lost human uses of those resources. The restoration work is separate from, but complementary to, cleanup activities in the Coeur d’Alene Basin led by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The newly-selected projects support the Plan’s goals and include restoring wetlands and establishing native plants. The pilot process will ensure that the Partnership’s administrative process is ready and effective for the upcoming public project solicitation process planned for 2019.
For more information on the Partnership, the Plan or the projects, please visit our website at: www.restorationpartnership.org
The Restoration Partnership is comprised of representatives from the State of Idaho (Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality), the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the US Department of the Interior (Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management), and the US Department of Agriculture (Forest Service).