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September 30, 2019by ncdea

IDAHO, Kootenai Shoshone SWCD – One of the most interesting boats Don Capparelli inspected this summer was a blunt nose watercraft with twin 2,000 hp diesel engines used to ram drug runners off the Pacific Coast.

The boat was being hauled west along I-90 near Rose Lake. Because state law requires it, the hauler stopped at the invasive species check station at the foot of Fourth of July Pass, where Capparelli had a look. “It was clean,” he said.

The Silver Valley resident works for the Kootenai Shoshone Soil and Water Conservation District, which operates for the state the check station where 10 quagga or zebra mussel-infested boats were stopped this year.

So far, 44 mussel-infested boats were among the 116,000 boats stopped at Idaho’s 29 check stations, but the news so far has been favorable: the mussels on all the infected boats were dead.

Source: Bonner County Daily Bee – Local News, Invasive mussels meet their match across Idaho



August 2, 2019by ncdea

IDAHO, Idaho SWCD, Clearwater SWCD – A combined $870,000 in flood-management grants were approved July 26 at the Idaho Water Resource Board meeting in Rexburg.

The recipients included:

  • Idaho Soil & Water Conservation District, $159,436 for $330,524 project. Repair flood damage on Deer Creek Road caused by 2019 spring flooding. Replace and reposition four culverts to re-establish anadromous fish passage.
  • Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation District, $72,727 for $160,896 project. Replace undersized Gold Creek culvert, improve heavily traveled road to reduce flood-damage risk, protect water quality and fisheries, prevent sediment flow into Dworshak Reservoir outside Orofino. District also received $190,492 for $392,524 project to replace undersized, failing culverts in Canal and Shanghai creeks watersheds, and reduce flood-damage risk to road and improve water quality.

Source: Idaho issues $870,000 in flood-management grants | Water | capitalpress.com



April 7, 2019by ncdea

IDAHO, East Cassia SWCD, West Cassia SWCD – East Cassia Soil & Water Conservation District honored Connor White for his work on the Burley Landscape Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Project. Connor is an SGI Range & Wildlife Conservationist with NRCS and Pheasants Forever. White has worked on the Burley Landscape Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Project. Much of this work is located in East Cassia District.

West Cassia Soil & Water Conservation District honored Kathy Poulton with a 10-year service pin for her dedicated efforts on the West Cassia Board. Poulton is a lifelong resident of Cassia County. She and her son Mike run a cow-calf ranching operation south of Oakley. They raise hay and grain for feed. They also own a meadow ranch on Goose Creek where, with the help of NRCS and Soil Conservation funds and expertise, they did riparian restoration on three miles of creek bank.

Source: Conservation districts honor 2 for service | Southern Idaho Community News | magicvalley.com


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