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Coeur d’Alene Tribe
Website: Coeur d’Alene Tribe Website
The modern Coeur d’ Alene Tribe is the sum of uncounted centuries and of untold generations. In the tribe’s own ancient language, it is called Schitsu’umsh, meaning “Those who are found here,” or “The discovered people.” It is important to the Tribe that when people are enjoying Coeur d’Alene Lake that they do so in a manner that is safe for the public and the environment and respectful of the values and interests of the Tribe.
Website: Shoshone County
Shoshone County lies on the eastern side of Idaho’s northern panhandle. It is part of a beautiful, mineral rich, and history laden landscape that was once known as the High Coeur d’Alenes. Whether it’s the historic culture, the year-round recreational opportunities or the friendly people, Shoshone County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Established January 23, 1915, Benewah County was named for the Coeur d’Alene Indian chief. Most settlers came to the area after the discovery of gold near St. Maries in 1880.
Website: Kootenai County
Kootenai County is located in the northern Idaho Panhandle. Kootenai County is a destination location for regional, national and international travelers; recreational activities include hiking, bicycling, hunting, boating, fishing, and snow skiing. Historically, Kootenai County contains a significant portion of the center of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Homeland as well as the primary east-west trail system for interior Salishan peoples traveling in both directions through the Bitterroot Mountains.
Panhandle Health District
Website: Panhandle Health District
Panhandle Health District provides over 40 different public health programs to families, individuals and organizations in northern Idaho. From food and drinking water safety to health education and disease control, public health services are critical to ensure our community is a safe and healthy place to live, work and play. Panhandle Health District is one of seven health districts in the state of Idaho.
Website: Restoration Partnership
The Restoration Partnership is the Coeur d’Alene Natural Resource Trustees working together with the public to develop and implement a restoration plan for the Coeur d’Alene Basin. The Trustees are the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Coeur d’Alene Tribe and State of Idaho and our role is to return natural resources, that have been harmed by mine-waste contamination, to a healthy condition.
Our Gem Coeur d’Alene Lake Collaborative
DEQ Phone: 208-666-4623
CDA Tribe: 208-667-5772
The Coeur d’Alene Lake Collaborative represents the partnership effort of all stakeholders in the Coeur d’Alene Basin to protect and improve the water quality in Coeur d’Alene Lake. The guiding document for these efforts is the 2009 Coeur d’Alene Lake Management Plan, which was co-authored by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the State of Idaho. The Tribe and State jointly administer this plan and coordinate the collective efforts of all partners.