Pend Oreille Wildlife Management Area

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Pend Oreille Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of Pend Oreille WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of Pend Oreille WMA
Location Bonner County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Sandpoint, ID
Coordinates 48°19′04″N 116°23′38″W / 48.317819°N 116.393832°W / 48.317819; -116.393832Coordinates: 48°19′04″N 116°23′38″W / 48.317819°N 116.393832°W / 48.317819; -116.393832
Area 4,908 acres (19.9 km2)
Established 1956
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Pend Oreille Wildlife Management Area at 4,908 acres (19.86 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Bonner County near Sandpoint.[1] Much of the land that is now the WMA was licensed to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1956 as mitigation for wildlife habitat impacted by the construction of Albeni Falls Dam. Additional land was purchased in 1974 and three more parcels were licensed in 1996. Acquisitions were completed in 1997 with funds from the Bonneville Power Administration.

The WMA is located along Lake Pend Oreille, which contains fish such as rainbow trout, lake trout, perch, crappie, bass, and whitefish.[2] Wildlife found in the WMA include migrating and wintering waterfowl such as tundra swans.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pend O'Reille Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pend Oreille Wildlife Management Area". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wildlife Management Areas". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012.