The Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative (KVRI) is a community-based, collaborative effort in the Kootenai River Basin.

The Kootenai Tribe was instrumental in working with local governing bodies to form the KVRI to restore and enhance the resources of the Kootenai Valley.

The mission of the KVRI is to improve coordination of local, state, federal and Tribal programs to restore and maintain social, cultural, economic and natural resources.

KVRI coordinates the efforts of a number of subcommittees, working with the appropriate group to accomplish the task at hand.

The Kootenai Tribe is optimistic about the possibilities this collaboration can achieve. The Tribe believes that cooperation among all groups with a stake in the region is the only way to ensure the sound and prosperous future of the Kootenai Basin.