Emerging Leaders for Idaho’s Environment

ICL’s Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders for Idaho’s Environment (ELIE) is a new initiative to broaden ICL’s base through creative channels, engaging the next generation of conservationists with the use of their unique skills and expertise. ICL’s emerging leaders will work to empower the next generation of conservationists.

Idaho Conservation League is now seeking candidates to join our Emerging Leaders program. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Idaho’s leading environmental nonprofit and to gain experience in the conservation field. If this sounds like something you want to get involved with, read on and fill out the application linked below.

From the ICL 2017-2019 Strategic Plan

“ICL is committed to innovation and continuous learning. While successful strategies from prior efforts will continue to work in many future efforts, we recognize that new ways of working will be required. We will be bold and experiment to advance our vision. In doing so, we will identify lessons learned and incorporate them into our best practices.”

ICL’s goal is to “mentor the next generation of conservationists. Just as we stand on the shoulders of those who came before, we must prepare the next generation who may approach organizational support, politics and conservation issues in evolving ways. The future of conservation will also be more diverse.”

ELIE Members

Aligned with ICL’s mission, ELIE will work to create an informed and engaged conservation majority in Idaho through education, advocacy and community building experiences.

ELIE will be comprised of three to five active community members between the ages of 25 and 39 in each region of the state (south Idaho, central Idaho, north Idaho). As a whole, ELIE will not exceed 15 people statewide.

Target Audience

ELIE will work to engage audiences between the ages of 18 to 39 in their region, with guidance from a staff liaison in each office.

Broad Goals

  • Create public awareness and education opportunities to engage the target audience
  • Encourage the next generation to become an active part of Idaho’s conservation community
  • Broaden the base throughout the state by gaining new members and supporters in underrepresented areas
  • Allow for creative space to envision new ways of engaging with people in Idaho

A Note on Autonomy

Emerging Leaders for Idaho’s Environment will have the autonomy to come up with new and creative campaigns and strategies to meet their goals. With guidance from their staff liaison, they will reach out to their personal networks, a younger demographic and the communities they are connected to.

Benefits to ELIE members

  • Leadership trainings
  • Workshops on conservation advocacy by ICL staff
  • Strategic planning seminar with ICL board members
  • Opportunities for extensive networking in the conservation community


ICL is looking for dynamic, enthusiastic leaders to join us in this effort. If this is you, download the application and submit with your resume.