In an effort to improve shoreline conditions and wildlife habitat along the box canyon reservoir, the PUD is partnering with the Pend Oreille Conservation District to provide landowners with technical and financial assistance for planting cottonwoods and other riparian species. Public, Private and Tribal landowners with property along the box canyon reservoir who qualify are eligible for 75% cost-share for purchasing plants, browse protection materials and hired labor.
The erosion control program provides landowners up to 75% cost share not to exceed $5,000.00 for erosion control practices to be implemented on qualifying properties within the box canyon reservoir.
These erosion practices can be found in the techniques section of the Pend Oreille County shoreline stabilization guide. (pages 11-24)
Projects are reimbursed annually after final inspection and approval by the county erosion team comprised of by POCD, PUD Pend Oreille County and regulatory agency Staff.
Both the Cottonwood and Erosion Control programs may be used individually or in conjunction with each other and all other conservation district grants and programs that apply.
The Natural Resource Investment program covers many types of natural resource projects including bank and shoreline stabilization. Like all grants administered by POCD this program provides landowners with 75% cost share for qualifying projects.
*These funds are limited due to legislative allocations. While this program does provide up to $50,000.00 per landowner per year, based on the total allocation, POCD has been able to fund 2-4 projects per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).