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The Boulder-White Cloud Mountains of Central Idaho are a spectacular place full of ecological diversity, history and recreational opportunities. We want to hear about your favorite memories there.
Each year ICL's Boise office participates in the Ada County Highway District's alternative transportation program May in Motion. Here are ICL's newly crowned king and queen of alternative transportation!
A new innovation suggests a future where industry provides solutions for environmental challenges.
Self sufficiency, independence—these ideals are dear to Idahoans. So why is Idaho Power attacking a program that supports energy independence?
According to the calendar, the summer solstice is still two weeks away. That hasn't stopped dozens of fun outdoor Idaho activities scheduled for this weekend. Go check one of them out!
Until I attended my first Wild Idaho this year, I didn't understand why this event was so special—and made all the more special by the possibility of a Boulder-White Clouds National Monument.
The Clearwater Basin Collaborative reached consensus on a groundbreaking agreement last week. Five years in the making, the agreement addresses economic, ecological, social and tribal issues and concerns. The agreement includes protections for the Great Burn, Mallard-Larkins, Meadow Creek and other special places in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest.
National expert on context-sensitive street design gives Sandpoint some advice.
In 2013, ICL is hosting a series of events focused on the Big Wood River and its importance to the valley. Join us when you can!
Join the Idaho Conservation League, raptor biologists and managers on a half-day tour of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
Small city of Ponderay ranks highest in state for project to secure waterfront for the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail.
Kootenai County is currently rewriting its zoning code, and a mostly forward-looking document is short-sighted when it comes to shoreline protections for lakes.
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests cover a 4 million-acre swath of North-Central Idaho. Steep, rugged canyons shelter countless species of sensitive fish and wildlife. Some of Idaho's most renowned rivers flow from the snow-capped ridges and rich, verdant forests. It's in this area that a new plan is being formulated for you. These are your lands.
The prognosis for wildlife as a result of global warming is not so good.
There is opportunity now to seek a presidential monument proclamation for Idaho's Boulder-White Cloud Mountains. National monuments boost local economies and are good for local businesses.
The Columbia River Treaty is likely to be renegotiated, starting next year. Take advantage of some upcoming opportunities to learn what that means to Idahoans.
Idahoans rallied in a major way for the inaugural Idaho Gives.
The City of Boise is planning to create an overarching sustainability effort to make sustainability—environmental, social, and economic—part of the city's "marrow."
Idaho Gives is May 2. It's a full day of online giving for nonprofits across the state—now's your chance to support ICL!
"Simpson's grand bargain got frittered away," is the title of this week's editorial from the Lewiston Morning Tribune. The past and present of the Boulder-White Clouds is described well in one of Idaho's respected editorial pages.