Panhandle Region Fish and Game staff have received numerous calls about dead tundra swans in the lower Coeur d’Alene River Basin, particularly around Harrison Slough. The deaths are attributed to poisoning from mine waste contamination found in the wetland sediments where the birds forage.
Birds that are traveling to points as far north as the Arctic Circle, or looking to set up shop in the Panhandle Region, were all taking advantage of the new spring’s onset and opportunities to forage and rest at McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area.
The Restoration Partnership is soliciting restoration project ideas from citizens, businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies to benefit natural resources in the Coeur d’Alene Basin. Deadline to apply is March 20.