Our History & Accomplishments

The Idaho Conservation League is working to protect the air you breathe, the water you drink and the land you love. Here’s a sample of what we’ve accomplished so far.

LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT
Successfully petitioned to designate 259 miles of Salmon River as navigable.
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2010s
ICL court victory pushes EPA to fully enact CERCLA "Superfund" act.
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2010s
Boulder-White Cloud Mountains permanently protected as wilderness.
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2010s
Organized opposition coalition against 28 million acre federal land takeover.
2010s
Campaigned for a continuous and accessible Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail from Sandpoint and Ponderay.
2010s
Worked with mining companies to improving habitat in the Blackfoot River.
2010s
Prevented tons of toxic air pollution and ash from burning trash in Ada County.
2010s
Collaborated with local stakeholders to build statewide support for landscape protection.
2010s
Worked to permanently remove cows from the fragile Owyhee wilderness area.
2010s
Helped effect new rules nationally to deal with airborne mercury.
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2000s
The Owyhee Canyonlands wilderness bill passes.
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2000s
Passed Idaho's first countywide open space measure for Blaine County.
2000s
Stopped the single largest source of airborne mercury pollution in US.
2000s
Led a statewide ballot measure to defeat Proposition 2, limiting private property use.
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2000s
Joined a diverse coalition to defeat coal-fired power plant in Magic Valley.
2000s
Championed the Boise Foothills open space levy.
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2000s
Helped private landowners exercise their property rights and conserve their land.
2000s
Worked to make sure all Idahoans' concerns were heard as the state planned to manage wolf populations.
1990s
Made sure state officials and agencies lived up to the Clean Water Act.
1990s
Worked for a more balanced Idaho Forest Practices Act.
1990s
Preserved the Owyhee Canyonlands wildlife habitat from plans to expand a bombing range.
1990s
Protected Boise's Hulls Gulch from an unnecessary and destructive dam.
1990s
Created a $1 million endowment by end of 1990s. Purchased historic home within walking distance of Statehouse for ICL office.
1980s
The Idaho Clean Lakes Act and Water Quality Anti-degradation Act.
1980s
Reinstatement of the Idaho Air Quality Bureau.
1980s
Preserved Idaho's wildlife habitat, rivers and recreation areas by amending the Idaho Surface Mining Act.
1970s
Preserved the 2.3 million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
1970s
Helped Idaho communities plan for prosperity and growth through the Idaho Local Planning Act.
1970s
Guaranteed the health of Idaho's rivers and streams through the Idaho Minimum Stream Flow Act.
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