The Pend Oreille PUD was established in 1936 and commenced operations in 1948. The District comprises three primary operating systems: the Box Canyon Hydro System, which produces hydroelectric power from the Box Canyon Dam; the Electric System, which distributes electricity to approximately 8,500 customers in Pend Oreille County; and the Water System, which owns and operates nine individual water distribution systems within the District. The District also provides wholesale broadband services.
The Colville National Forest Service offers 1.1 million acres of forest for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration. You can experience the solitude of hiking in the wilderness on hundreds of miles of trails, enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds, or the solitude of camping in the back country or wilderness. The forest is also a prime location for plenty of great fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing, off road vehicles, and winter activities such as cross-country and downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Hundreds of miles of forest roads offer access and sightseeing opportunities.
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is a self-sufficient entity with its own business enterprises, tribal education and health programs, and strong alliances with those outside the tribe. Through adaptability and leadership, focused on generosity and kindness, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians has expanded its influence, benefiting the region of its ancestral lands and beyond.