Status: In Progress


Location

The Guł Hnch’mchinmsh Native Willow Nursery will be on Hepton Lake mitigation property, which is owned by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, near the St Joe River in northern Idaho.

Background

The major restoration actions prescribed for streams, wetlands, and lakes in the Coeur d’Alene Basin Restoration Plan emphasize the habitat functions and values of native plant communities. Native willows are typically a very important part of these plant communities and the projected need for these plants during restoration is likely to exceed their availability in the local natural environment.

Plans

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe will create a native riparian plant and willow nursery to provide a steady supply of willow and cottonwood cuttings for restoration projects throughout the Restoration Partnership project area. The project’s primary objectives are:

  1. Establish a 17.5-acre site able to support at least 7 species of native riparian plants.
  2. Maintain up to 40,000 individual willow plants.
  3. Provide consistent and easy access to willow cuttings during periods of dormancy

Benefits

The project will support and enhance restoration efforts of the Restoration Partnership. The plants provided by the nursery will benefit wildlife, streams, and ecosystem health.

Contact

Coeur d’Alene Tribe
Fisheries Program
401 Anne Antelope Ave
Plummer, ID 83851
(208) 686-5302

Sponsor

Coeur d’Alene Tribe

Partners

Bonneville Power Administration

The Hepton Lake mitigation property where the plant nursery will be developed.

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