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Let's get WILD like it's 1964!

Let's get WILD like it's 1964!

The Wilderness Act was passed 50 years ago. Let's celebrate!

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Boulder-White Clouds, "Mine" or "Ours"

Boulder-White Clouds, "Mine" or "Ours"

Mining in the Boulder-White Clouds still remains a threat today.

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A Summer with ICL's Sandpoint Office

A Summer with ICL's Sandpoint Office

Jansen Rinck, our summer intern in Sandpoint, talks about his experience with ICL.

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ICL and Partners Sue EPA for Letting Polluters Pass the Bill

ICL and Partners Sue EPA for Letting Polluters Pass the Bill

For immediate release: Earthjustice, on behalf of Idaho Conservation League and partners, filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to issue key rules mandated by the Superfund Act (the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or CERCLA).

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Learning from the Mount Polley Mine Tailings Dam Failure

Learning from the Mount Polley Mine Tailings Dam Failure

This week's mining catastrophe in British Columbia is a tragic example of why ICL's vigilance in monitoring mining operations in Idaho is so critically important.

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Getting to the Point with "Non-Point" Pollution

Getting to the Point with "Non-Point" Pollution

Runoff from farms and communities is our nation's biggest water quality challenge.

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Linking Economics and Conservation

Linking Economics and Conservation

ICL's outreach intern Caitlin searches for her place in the conservation community.

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ICL Work Inspires Summer Intern

ICL Work Inspires Summer Intern

ICL intern Hannah's third year of law school, second summer in Boise, and first float down the Boise River: Putting it all together.

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Bringing Balance to the Backcountry

Bringing Balance to the Backcountry

Recently released draft federal rule fixes a flaw in the "2005 Travel Management Rule" that made management of snowmobiles optional. But it does little for human-powered winter recreation or sensitive wildlife. The U.S. Forest Service is now taking comments on the draft rule.

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This Ain't Your Grandpa's Dump

This Ain't Your Grandpa's Dump

The Ada County Landfill is finishing up a year-long study detailing what we throw away.

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Dredge Mine Proposed for Bed of Salmon River

Dredge Mine Proposed for Bed of Salmon River

A Riggins-based miner has applied for a 5-year commercial riverbed lease in a popular section of the Salmon River. The mining operation could impact up to one mile of the riverbed in habitat designated for the protection of endangered species.

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Clark Fork Delta Restoration Project Takes Another Step Forward

Clark Fork Delta Restoration Project Takes Another Step Forward

A proposed project to restore the Clark Fork Delta on Lake Pend Oreille moves a step closer after the project's environmental assessment received a green light.

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Trails of the Sawtooths and White Clouds Slideshow

Trails of the Sawtooths and White Clouds Slideshow

Join us in Ketchum for a lovely evening slideshow of Ed Cannady's stunning photographs of trails in the Sawtooths and White Clouds.

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Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes — a 72-mile paved bike trail in North Idaho that nearly traverses the state — is another spot to put on your "must visit" list.

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Join Us in Ketchum for Fantastic Boulder-White Clouds Photos!

Join Us in Ketchum for Fantastic Boulder-White Clouds Photos!

Come see the amazing results of the Boulder-White Clouds photo contest on display in Ketchum.

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Let's Keep Pets out of Traps and Snares

Let's Keep Pets out of Traps and Snares

Idaho's trails and backcountry areas are great for getting outside with your dog. Let's keep pets out of traps and snares—here's what you can do.

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Help Design the Pend Oreille Passage River Trail

Help Design the Pend Oreille Passage River Trail

A 20-mile trail connecting Dover to Oldtown is in the conceptual stage in Bonner County and the public is invited to provide ideas and suggestions for the trail's design and development.

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Innovation + Doggedness = Cleaner Rivers Everywhere!

Innovation + Doggedness = Cleaner Rivers Everywhere!

Hey, you. Yes, YOU. Because of your support of ICL, rivers may soon be cleaner all over the country. Thank you!

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Four Ways to Beat the Heat Without Polluting the Air

Four Ways to Beat the Heat Without Polluting the Air

Air conditioning is a leading cause of pollution from natural gas. Here are four simple ways to beat the heat while protecting our air and your pocketbook.

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The Triple Bottom Line

The Triple Bottom Line

Sustainability for Boise takes on new meaning as city works through its 2015 budget.

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