The Restoration Partnership is a collaborative effort to restore natural resources in the Coeur d’Alene Basin that were due to historic releases of contaminated mine waste.
The Restoration Partnership was formed by the Coeur d’Alene Basin Natural Resource Trustees, which is comprised of the US Department of the Interior (represented by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and US Bureau of Land Management), Coeur d’Alene Tribe, US Department of Agriculture (represented by the US Forest Service), and State of Idaho (represented by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality).
The Restoration Partnership developed a Restoration Plan for the Coeur d’Alene Basin that identifies priorities and strategies to guide future projects. An environmental impact statement was also prepared to analyze restoration alternatives and their possible effects. The goal is to engage the public in the effort to return natural resources harmed by past releases of mine-waste contamination to a healthy condition.
To view the Restoration Plan and get more information, visit the interagency Restoration Partnership website.