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A trek into the newly minted wilderness of the White Cloud Mountains yields crystal clear alpine lakes, stunning mountain vistas and a "jaunt" up Castle Peak.
Road building and drilling for mining could pollute the Boise River's headwaters. The project is not as protective of water quality as federal law requires.
Idaho Forest Group joins the ranks of proposed wilderness supporters. Earlier this year, the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and the Bonner County Commission asked Idaho's congressional delegation to act on the wilderness proposal for the Scotchman Peaks.
ICL receives Environmental Hero Award that acknowledges leadership and long-standing partnership with The Wilderness Society
Pat Ford thinks back over four decades leading up to the creation of the Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness.
The best of the best—the eastern reaches of America's newest wilderness are worth celebrating.
This is the first time in the history of the fund that Congress has failed to renew one of America's most important conservation programs. Please ask Idaho's congressional delegation to support reauthorization of the LWCF.
Passivhaus—that would be German for a smart and efficient building technique making its way into Idaho.
The City of Ketchum recently passed a resolution banning the sale and distribution of single-use water bottles at city-owned properties, facilities and events.
Guest blog by Alan Reynolds, one of the Boulder-White Clouds' biggest advocates.
Today, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced revised plans with special protections for greater sage-grouse. These plans mean sage-grouse do not warrant protections under the Endangered Species Act. For this to be a true success story, all parties need to keep working on behalf of sage-grouse and healthy sagebrush habitat.
Last night's celebration of our new Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness clearly showed why we do what we do. Thanks to Chicago Connection for committing its venue to our celebration and for providing fabulous food and drink! Thanks to the many people who shared in our exuberance! And thanks to the joyful children who confirmed why this work is so important!
The comment period is open and hearings are scheduled for two oil-by-rail facilities planned for Grays Harbor, Wash. If approved, these facilities would add to dangerous crude oil train traffic through North Idaho. Read more and take action!
Pat Ford's further thoughts on a three-part agenda to align Idaho Power better with changes in Idaho's energy, climate and rivers.
A hardy group from the Idaho Trails Association and Idaho Conservation League spent a week improving trails in Idaho's new wilderness. ICL Artist in Residence Peter Lovera participated and wrote about his experience.
Pat Ford ponders salmon, poetry and arcs of life along Marsh Creek.
In his State of the City address, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter reiterated how unique this city is, with the river running through it and the foothills and trails where we can recreate. An upcoming levy on November's ballot would let us enhance these great quality and make Boise one of the most livable cities in the country.
Images of the mine spill on Animas River in Colorado stunned people across the West. A vibrant, clear blue river was transformed to a toxic orange ribbon. Could something like this happen in Idaho? Yes, the Boise River is vulnerable to such a spill. Read how.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund, created by Congress in 1965, will sunset Sept 30 unless Congress reauthorizes it. Idaho has benefited from this fund to the tune of $234 million. Our delegation needs to step up and support this reauthorization.
Today the Idaho PUC shut the door on independent businesses that wanted to develop large renewable energy projects in our state. The PUC limited the contract length to just 2 years, making it unlikely that these companies will want to invest in clean energy. It's a dark day indeed.