Status: In Progress


Location

Canyon Marsh is on private property located near Rose Lake within the Coeur d’Alene River Corridor in Kootenai County.

Background

Canyon Marsh contains old agricultural lands that are no longer being used for farming. The soil in this area is contaminated with high levels of lead and is degrading the use for waterfowl.

Plans

The project secures a conservation easement that will set the stage for future cleanup of contaminated soils and restoration of wetland processes, function, and diversity at contaminated wetlands with low or controllable risk of recontamination.

Benefits

The conservation easement protects approximately 125 acres of important wetlands for waterfowl habitat.

Contact

Tim Kiser
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
11103 E. Montgomery Avenue
Spokane, WA, 99206
509-893-8023
tim_kiser@fws.gov

Sponsor

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Partners

Inland Northwest Land Conservancy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Canyon Marsh area provides habitat for diverse waterfowl (Photo: FWS)

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