Coeur d'Alene Tribe to meet over field burning

Leaders of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho will meet this spring to discuss the future of field burning on the reservation.

The tribe regulates field burning by tribal and non-tribal members. A spokesperson said 30,000 acres of grass and wheat residue were burned last year.

In response to a court decision, the state of Idaho has banned burning. Tribal leaders will hold a council meeting to decide whether they should do the same.

Get the Story:
Grass burning uncertain on the reservation (The Bonner County Daily Bee 2/21)
Idaho outlaws field burning (The Capital Press 2/23)

Field Burning Decision:
Safe Air for Everyone v. EPA (January 30, 2007)

Relevant Links:
Coeur D'Alene Tribe -

Related Stories:
Editorial: Burning on Coeur d'Alene Reservation (02/05)
Idaho tribe extends field burning (9/27)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe changes burning policy (8/31)
Tribe's fires raise EPA concern (9/29)