The Kootenai Environmental Alliance’s (KEA) mission is to conserve, protect and restore the environment, with a particular emphasis on the Idaho Panhandle and the Coeur d’Alene basin.
KEA is the oldest non-profit conservation organization in Idaho. Their conservation mission is unchanged since the organization’s founding in 1972. We are based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and work throughout North Idaho.
The organization was founded by former Idaho State Senators Art Manley and Mary Lou Reed, nationally renowned environmental attorney Scott Reed, and representatives from several local and regional sporting organizations.
Conserve, protect, and restore the environment in North Idaho, especially the Coeur d’Alene basin. Initiate organizing of community participation in a new collaboration on Superfund cleanup in the Lower Coeur d’Alene basin.
Work cooperatively to develop a local food system that: increases local fresh produce donations, plays a role in reducing greenhouse gasses, promotes healthy eating habits, engages citizens in sustainable food practices, and strengthens our community. Fund the “Community Roots” Project to create a small Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) on a demonstrations farm near Coeur d’Alene, ID. Half the CSA subscriptions are targeted to low-income families, so this project both feeds people and brings them out of hardship. This model creates a network of people around vulnerable citizens to share the experience, risks, and rewards of a CSA.