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In Two Days—75 Miles and 22,000 Vertical Feet!

In Two Days—75 Miles and 22,000 Vertical Feet!

Can you believe Luke Nelson, Tye Draney and Steven Gnam ran 75 miles and climbed 22,000 vertical feet in just two days in the rugged terrain of the Boulder-White Clouds!

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Bear Valley

Bear Valley

Pat Ford visits Bear Valley every year.

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How to Spread the Word in Ketchum

How to Spread the Word in Ketchum

This summer, ICL has five dedicated canvassers from all over the valley helping to inform Wood River Valley residents about conservation topics.

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Meet ICL's Public Lands Intern!

Meet ICL's Public Lands Intern!

ICL's public lands intern, Jenna Narducci, will be helping out with our public lands work this summer.

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It's a Sage-grouse Lek-stravaganza!

It's a Sage-grouse Lek-stravaganza!

Across the West, wildlife and conservation advocates are coordinating a huge social media blitz June 25 and 26 on behalf of sage-grouse and other western wildlife. Learn more about this "lek-stravaganza."

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Just What IS Out There?

Just What IS Out There?

The Multi-Species Baseline Initiative seeks to answer a basic question: What's out there?

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Small Streams Aren't Important—They're Essential

Small Streams Aren't Important—They're Essential

Clean water is the lifeblood of America. Our citizens rely on it for drinking water. Farmers need it to grow the crops that feed us. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing a rule that will restore protections for small streams across America. Unfortunately, Congress is attempting to undermine these protections so that polluters can avoid responsibility under the Clean Water Act.

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The Idaho-Orca Connection

The Idaho-Orca Connection

There is an ancient, thrilling connection between Idaho and Puget Sound that is threatened by extinction on both its ends

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The Foothills Were Calling, so out I Went

The Foothills Were Calling, so out I Went

ICL Artist in Residence Peter Lovera blogs about his exploration of the Boise Foothills. Check out his spread of beautiful photographs!

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Idaho on Adventure Map with US Bike Route 10

Idaho on Adventure Map with US Bike Route 10

This spring, the official U.S. Bike Route 10 was designated through North Idaho—a continuation of the route established last year in Washington.

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Keep the Clean Energy Boom Going

Keep the Clean Energy Boom Going

As they stand now, Idaho's energy rules promote the development of clean energy. Our utilities would like to change that though. Find out how they want to do that and what you can do to "keep the playing field level."

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Coal Road through Idaho Bad for Locals, Planet

Coal Road through Idaho Bad for Locals, Planet

The Tongue River Railroad, a proposed new railroad in Montana designed to serve the Otter Creek Mine, is bad news—for ranchers and Native Americans in Montana, for anyone who lives along the rail line in Idaho, and for everyone on the planet.

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Patagonia Trail Runner Raises Awareness for Boulder-White Clouds

Patagonia Trail Runner Raises Awareness for Boulder-White Clouds

Patagonia-sponsored trail runner Luke Nelson will run 90 miles over two days to highlight human-powered travel and the efforts to protect the Boulder-White Clouds.

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Controversial Water Right Application on the Big Wood

Controversial Water Right Application on the Big Wood

Earlier this week, ICL defended the Big Wood River against a new water right application that, if granted, would incentivize dewatering rivers for profit in an entirely new way in Idaho.

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Bringing Salmon Back Above Impassable Dams

Bringing Salmon Back Above Impassable Dams

Work to restore salmon above impassable dams is picking up steam, led mainly by Indian Tribes.

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Boise for Clean Water and Open Space

Boise for Clean Water and Open Space

The City of Boise puts a levy for clean water and open space on the November ballot.

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Lessons for Climate Action

Lessons for Climate Action

Integrate prevention and care: this seems to me an accurate and evocative shorthand for our climate challenges.

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Clean Air Wins Again

Clean Air Wins Again

The second most powerful court in the country just rejected polluters complaints and upheld the EPA's new ozone pollution standard. Another win for public health and clean air.

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In His Own Words—Peter Lovera

In His Own Words—Peter Lovera

Peter Lovera, our 2015 artist in residence, attended his first Wild Idaho! conference at Redfish Lake this May. Find out what he means when he says, "It's an energy, a feeling that pulls you deeper into purpose and peace."

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Transition Time

Transition Time

Our Courtney Washburn will be leaving ICL to serve as the new executive director for Conservation Voter for Idaho.

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