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Crazy Wonderful New Year

Crazy Wonderful New Year

ICL's 2015 artist in residence, Peter Lovera, talks about how his residence year has begun.

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The (Flowering) Rush is ON—Help Keep it at Bay

The (Flowering) Rush is ON—Help Keep it at Bay

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.

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Why Stop at $70,000 When You Can Waste $150,000?

Why Stop at $70,000 When You Can Waste $150,000?

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.

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Legislature's Still in Session

Legislature's Still in Session

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.

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BWC: The Last of the Best for Bull Trout

BWC: The Last of the Best for Bull Trout

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.

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County Officials Call for Action on Scotchman Peaks

County Officials Call for Action on Scotchman Peaks

The Bonner County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution today, calling on Congress to designate the Scotchman Peaks as a protected wilderness area.

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This Land Is Our Land, Right?

This Land Is Our Land, Right?

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.

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Conservationists Object to "Needlessly Destructive" Mining Activities in Frank Church Wilderness

Conservationists Object to "Needlessly Destructive" Mining Activities in Frank Church Wilderness

Conservationists object to "needlessly destructive" mining activities in Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

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Pace at the Statehouse Quickens

Pace at the Statehouse Quickens

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.

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Hells Canyon Is Going to Hell—And We Need to Do Something About It

Hells Canyon Is Going to Hell—And We Need to Do Something About It

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.

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Boise's Sustainability Initiative LIV

Boise's Sustainability Initiative LIV

The City of Boise is finally laying the groundwork for comprehensive and effective sustainability.

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Monument or Wilderness in the White Clouds?

Monument or Wilderness in the White Clouds?

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?

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Will Solar Power Raise Electric Bills?

Will Solar Power Raise Electric Bills?

Idaho's electric rates are among the cheapest in the country. Will the solar power boom we see today cause our rates to rise?

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Wilderness on the Chopping Block?

Wilderness on the Chopping Block?

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.

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Celebrating Leaders in Conservation

Celebrating Leaders in Conservation

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.

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Recent News Reports Increase Oil Transport Concerns

Recent News Reports Increase Oil Transport Concerns

Exploding trains—even with upgraded tanker cars—in West Virginia and Canada raise new questions about the safety of oil transport.

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Are Electric Cars Good for the Environment?

Are Electric Cars Good for the Environment?

As more electric cars hit the roads, we must carefully consider their environmental impacts.

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Could We Be Feeling Optimistic?

Could We Be Feeling Optimistic?

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.

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ICL Stops Sewage Dumping

ICL Stops Sewage Dumping

Idaho Conservation League stops illegal sewage dumping. The operator was fined $100,000.

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Voting for Laws Despite the Law

Voting for Laws Despite the Law

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.

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