Heine easement – conserving family land near Coeur d’Alene

June 1, 2018

119 acres in the Cougar Bay area

The Heine conservation easement, established in 2011, not only preserves the panoramic mountain view above Cougar Bay near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho but also the memory of Joyce Randall’s parents, John and Betty Heine.

On the ground, wildlife such as black bear, elk, badgers, and porcupine reside on the property throughout the year. In the air, birds such as Pileated woodpecker, Junco, quail, Northern Flicker, and Swainson’s Thrush are commonly seen.

With the easement Joyce honored her parents’ wish to conserve the land where they raised their family and maintained a small dairy farm. “They loved the land and they wanted to see a healthy forest and wildlife habitat that survived for the future. A Native American proverb I enjoy is: ‘We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.’” The forest and meadows John and Betty Heine enjoyed will now be preserved for future generations. This is the fifth INLT conservation easement in the Cougar Bay area.