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With the help of citizens and stakeholder groups, the City of Boise tackles a sustainable approach to open space management.
Clean energy in Idaho is no accident. Check out ICL's efforts to change Idaho's energy policy.
Over the next couple of months, we’ll be blogging about why the Boulder-White Clouds are truly a world-class place that deserves to be honored as a national monument. We’re kicking it off with the East Fork of the Salmon River.
Idaho tops an unenviable list: most domestic water use per capita. And Idaho ranks #2 for irrigation water use. Not per capita. Just overall irrigation water use.
Living in the Wood River Valley and working for ICL has changed my life.
Dismissing dog owner’s concerns as “emotional”, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission declined to take meaningful action to reduce the chance that dogs will be caught in conibear traps during a Commission meeting in Post Falls yesterday.
Sandpoint's getting some attention for its mountain bike trails recently, but it's just the beginning of an effort to make Bonner County well-connected with trails of all types.
You might think an Endangered Species Act listing is enough to protect a species. But if ESA protections impact someone's ability to use water in the western US, all bets are off.
The Pioneers Alliance was just named the recipient of Department of Agriculture's Honor Award for External Partnerships.
The Idaho State Snowmobile Association cut a deal with the Forest Service behind closed doors, to allow snowmobiles into the Great Burn after the Association threatened the agency with a lawsuit.
Committee hearings show majority of Idahoans oppose the efforts to takeover public land.
ICL has supported Rep. Mike Simpson's efforts to pass a Boulder-White Clouds bill for over a decade, and we have tremendous respect for him and his work. That said, our experience suggests that the hill he hopes to climb is very steep. Congress isn't getting anything done. We believe the path to permanent protection is clearer and far more certain with a national monument.
One and a half miles of shoreline trail is now in public hands with the most recent purchase of waterfront land by the city of Ponderay.
Thank you to those that participated in our High Five Member Drive!
Washington State is studying the safety of oil-by-rail, and if the state adopts more stringent requirements for oil trains, that could help improve safety in Idaho, too.
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument was designated today by President Obama. This is another major conservation achievement for the administration and should be roundly applauded. We are confident it is far from the last. New protections for this Forest Service landscape are another indication that conservation momentum is building, a momentum that we believe will ultimately include the Boulder-White Clouds.
Applications are now being accepted for ICL 2015 artist in residence.
ICL's John Robison provided this conservation perspective during a recent McClure Center on Science in Public Policy forum on sage-grouse. He believes that the state sage-grouse recommendations are a good start but more work is needed.
On Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments about our lawsuit against the Bonneville Power Administration and the agency's decision to fluctuate winter lake levels in Lake Pend Oreille.
The Interim Federal Lands Committee is holding public meetings and we need your help to take a stand for public land.