Coeur d'Alene River Wildlife Management Area

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Coeur d'Alene River Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of Coeur d'Alene River WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of Coeur d'Alene River WMA
Location Benewah and Kootenai counties, Idaho, United States
Nearest city St. Maries, ID
Coordinates 47°28′57″N 116°43′56″W / 47.482485°N 116.732146°W / 47.482485; -116.732146Coordinates: 47°28′57″N 116°43′56″W / 47.482485°N 116.732146°W / 47.482485; -116.732146
Area 5,799 acres (23.5 km2)
Established 1964
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Coeur d'Alene River Wildlife Management Area at 5,799 acres (23.47 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area primarily in Kooteani County but also in Benewah County. The majority of the WMA is located in the Thompson Lake Segment along the Coeur d'Alene River, but portions are also located along the St. Joe River in the upper sections of Lake Coeur d'Alene near Heyburn State Park.[1] Land acquisition for the WMA began in 1964.[2]

The WMA is managed for migratory and resident waterfowl and was created to enhance waterfowl habitat and production.[3] Ruffed grouse, American coots, and snowshoe hare are found in the WMA, among other wildlife.[4] Part of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes travels through the WMA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coeur d'Alene River Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Nigh, John; Hanna, Paul (July 1999). "Coeur d'Alene River Wildlife Management Area: Management Plan". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Coeur d'Alene Wildlife Management Area". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wildlife Management Areas". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012.