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Thank you to those that participated in the 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.
Some thoughts on Wilderness by Brian Bean, owner of Lava Lake Lamb.
ICL helped sponsor a first-ever Boise Sustainability Forum bringing business and city leaders together to share lessons learned and network. We also gained an appreciation for impressive work already getting done and got a sense of why sustainability leadership is important for Boise and Boise businesses.
One of the biggest restoration projects in North Idaho has begun in the Clark Fork River Delta and a massive force of volunteers is needed to ensure its success.
ICL has teamed up with Trust for Public Land and Bonner County communities to initiate trails and conservation planning in the greater Sandpoint area.
The BLM, Idaho Trails Association and REI are hosting camping and volunteer projects in the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness Sept 26-27.
You don't have to go to New York City to demand action on global warming. People's Climate Action Marches are happening in Boise and in Spokane, Sunday, Sept. 21.
Idahoans are concerned about the Mount Polley Mine Tailings disaster. EcoFlight has produced a great video on this issue.
What do you think about the possible new Weiser-Galloway Dam? The Idaho Water Resource Board wants to know.
Yeah, you might want to pay attention when an Idaho gold mine in massive debt, with stockpiles of waste and no cleanup plan, says it's heading to Nicaragua to pursue new opportunities in the gambling industry.
Issues concerning safety of oil tanker cars, understaffed trains and interrupted passenger service are making headlines as crude oil transports gradually increase from the Bakken oil fields.
ICL's Artist in Residence, Rachel Teannalach wraps up her week of painting and exploring North Idaho.
Ambre Energy's Morrow Pacific project on Coyote Island in the Columbia River would ship 8 million tons of coal a year from the Powder River Basin to India and Asia.
What is next for ICL's artist in residence program?