SCA on Clean Air Standards

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SCA on Clean Air Standards

Newport Smelter Position

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Newport Smelter Position

Priest Lake Water Quality Monitoring

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Priest Lake Water Quality Monitoring

Aquatic Species Study, Kalispell Bay

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Aquatic Species Study, Kalispell Bay
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Selkirk Conservation Alliance (SCA)

The SCA stands strong for conservation and protection of the crucial and sensitive natural resources of the Selkirk Mountains; its watershed, its forests, lakes, streams, and rivers. A strong SCA is a force to stop unnecessary destruction of forests, especially old-growth, where it negatively affects wildlife, water quality, and plant life.

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SCA on Clean Air Standards

Selkirk Conservation Alliance formally writes today it’s strong support in favor of the Redesignation of the Kalispel Reservation air standard to a Class I Airshed in prevention of significant deterioration of air quality. We further endorse this action for preservation and eventual improvement and retention of high air quality for tribal lands…

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Newport Smelter Position

SCA Announces its Opposition to the Newport Silicon Smelter September 6, 2018 To: All concerned parties The Selkirk Conservation Alliance writes today to formally announce its opposition to the proposed PacWest Silicon Smelter to be located outside of Newport, WA.  The Selkirk Conservation Alliance (SCA) has advocated to protect the Priest Lake/River watershed for the last 31 years. In our …

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Priest Lake Water Quality Monitoring

Water quality is important aspect of almost all business, homeowners and visitors to the Priest Lake region. A 1996 Recreational User Survey that was conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Lands and the University of Idaho indicated that the number of recreation user days to the Priest Lake drainage nearly topped those of Glacier National Park in …

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Aquatic Species Study, Kalispell Bay

Aquatic Vegetation Update: James Lea, SCA Board Member In the fall 2016 SCA newsletter I had written an article discussing the excessive aquatic vegetation growth along our shorelines in Kalispell Bay and its attendant adverse economic impact. During the summer of 2017, we decided to do something about it. Professor Jan Boll  and I conducted a preliminary study of aquatic vegetation …


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