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Katkee Fuels Project 

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests are taking steps to reduce hazardous fuels and safeguard our communities against wildfires. The Katkee Fuels project focuses on creating fuel breaks along private lands, infrastructure, and key egress routes near Bonners Ferry. For more details on how they're addressing wildfire concerns and protecting the Bonners Ferry Ranger District, check out their latest initiative: Idaho Panhandle National Forests - Katkee Fuels Project. Stay informed and connected with their efforts to preserve our beautiful forests!

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Bear Spray and Bear Education Training in 360

Bear Spray and Bear Education Training in 360

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Downloadable Grizzly Bear Information 

What to know and what to do when you are active in bear country

A starter’s guide for using
electric fencing to deter bears

It is
recognized as an effective tool that can prevent injury in a wild
animal attack 

We live in bear country.  Get tips and guidance for keeping safe at home and away

Suburban Family Home

The Firewise Program can Help you and your family be safe.   Get the scoop here 

Planning on Pheasant Hunting?


Past Info 

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🏞️ Urgent Webinar Alert: Protecting the Elk/Kootenai Watershed

from Canadian Coal Pollution 🏞️

Date & Time: January 31, 2024, at 4:00 PM MT / 3:00 PM PT

🔍 Dive Deep into an Environmental Crisis: Join us for an essential webinar focusing on the urgent environmental challenges facing the Elk/Kootenai Watershed. Discover how the beauty and balance of this vital landscape are at risk due to the byproducts of coal mining activities, including harmful nitrates and toxic selenium. These pollutants threaten not only the water quality but also the health of the entire aquatic ecosystem.

🐟💦 More Than Environmental Concerns: This issue transcends environmental concerns, directly impacting the health and well-being of our community and shaping the legacy we leave for future generations. It's a call to action for all who care about the integrity of our natural world and the quality of life for those who inhabit it.

🎤 Meet Our Panel of Experts: We are proud to present a panel of distinguished experts who are deeply committed to environmental advocacy and the protection of our watershed. Our speakers include:

  • Genny Hoyle, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

  • Rich Janssen Jr, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

  • Erin Sexton, University of Montana

  • Staff from USGS WY-MT Water Science Center

  • Jennifer Ekstrom, Idaho Conservation League

  • Derf Johnson, Montana Environmental Information Center

💬 Engage in a Critical Discussion: This webinar provides a platform for a powerful dialogue on environmental justice and the pressing need for collaborative action across borders. Your participation is not just welcomed – it is essential. Your voice and perspective are vital in shaping the strategies and actions we undertake.

✍️ Registration is Open: Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a critical conversation on safeguarding the Elk/Kootenai Watershed. Register now to secure your spot and join us in forging a path towards a sustainable and thriving future for our cherished watershed.

🔗 Register Here: Webinar Registration

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