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ICL's 2015 artist in residence, Peter Lovera, talks about how his residence year has begun.
It sounds kind of pretty, and it looks pretty, but flowering rush is nasty stuff. Flowering rush work parties are scheduled this month in Sandpoint for April 11 and 25.
A recent Lewiston Tribune editorial highlights the ongoing public lands takeover and an interstate compact bill that proposes to have Idaho turn a blank check over to out-of-state, unelected interests.
You may be asking why the Idaho Legislature is still in session—and will be for a while. The answer is transportation. Read more about what's happening and how you can help by emailing our state senators opposing the public lands takeover.
A new study suggests that the Boulder-White Clouds will be one of the last places to support bull trout and cutthroat trout in the future.
The Bonner County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution today, calling on Congress to designate the Scotchman Peaks as a protected wilderness area.
Just as the session starts to wind down, several bad bills are being debated in the Statehouse. The focus of activity has been in the House Resources and Conservation Committee.
Conservationists object to "needlessly destructive" mining activities in Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
The pace at the Statehouse has increased as legislators hope to adjourn by month’s end. Find out what conservation issues they are working on.
The Hells Canyon stretch of the Snake River is in pretty bad shape, with high levels of phosphorus and nutrients promoting weed and algae growth. The Idaho Conservation League and Advocates for the West are working to fix this.
The City of Boise is finally laying the groundwork for comprehensive and effective sustainability.
The question of the day: Monument or wilderness for the Boulder-White Clouds? The answer is another question: Which one will actually get the job done?
Idaho's electric rates are among the cheapest in the country. Will the solar power boom we see today cause our rates to rise?
The Idaho Legislature is considering a new resolution seeking control over millions of acres of public lands in Idaho. Now, they're including designated wilderness areas on the chopping block, have a proposal for selling off lands, and are requiring maximum revenue be generated from these lands.
Congrats to the recipients of the Conservation Leadership Awards given by CVI at Monday's legislative reception. Find out who they are! Also learn what the Legislature is doing regarding the Boulder-White Clouds and electric cars.
Exploding trains—even with upgraded tanker cars—in West Virginia and Canada raise new questions about the safety of oil transport.
As more electric cars hit the roads, we must carefully consider their environmental impacts.
Join us for a legislative reception next Monday evening! This week, we may be feeling optimistic about a few of the issues before the Legislature. Read more in our weekly legislative update.
Idaho Conservation League stops illegal sewage dumping. The operator was fined $100,000.
Join us for a legislative reception on Feb 23! This week, a mining bill goes to the House floor despite its unconstitutionality, and another opposes all national monument designations. Read our weekly legislative update.