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Wolf Lodge Creek Improvement Project  

Project Sponsor:  

Kootenai Shoshone Soil and Water Conservation District 


The purpose of this project is to restore 6,000 feet of riparian vegetation along two separate sections of Wolf Lodge Creek to reduce lateral streambank erosion and reestablish habitat for Westslope Cutthroat Trout. As part of the project, the Kootenai Shoshone Soil and Water Conservation District plans to work with the private landowner and contractor to replace a rusted culvert currently located on a tributary to lower Wolf Lodge Creek and stabilize adjacent streambanks. Willow planting started in 2023 and will continue through the end of the year. 

This project continues nine years of restoration efforts in the Wolf Lodge Watershed. Learn more about these efforts and many others on the Restoration Partnership web page.   


This project was awarded $158,337 from Governor Little’s Leading Idaho initiative. 


Work on one of two sections along Wolf Lodge Creek is complete. Willow planting took place in the fall of 2023 and monitoring will continue in this area throughout the project. Fencing to keep livestock from entering a section of the creek has been installed. Culvert work and additional willow planting will take place in 2024. 


This project is expected to reduce phosphorus loads to Coeur d’Alene Lake by approximately 94 pounds annually. 

Image of Wolf Lodge Creek streambank erosion.
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