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This week at the Legislature, Idaho's clean water and communities' ability to influence the appearance of their buildings were threatened. But you can take a stand on how your town looks. Learn more!
5th graders at Highlands Elementary put together a fun public service announcement about dog waste.
This week at the Legislature, we are focused on some of the same issues we've been sharing. But HB 480 will be heard by a Senate committee soon. We need you to email committee members and ask them to ensure that local communities can use a design review process. Learn more!
Boise Parks and Recreation is inviting the public to open houses to learn about the master plan process for Hillside to Hollow Reserve. Public comments will be accepted through March 15.
Interested in helping Treefort Music Festival reduce waste? Sign up to volunteer!
Recent report updates the projected numbers for coal and oil rail shipments through North Idaho. Meanwhile, Washington State plans to look at impacts along the rail route of coal exports.
A quote often attributed to Otto von Bismarck, "Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made," seems fitting this week at the Statehouse. But then there was the giant salamander...
A recent decision favors the Boise River in the name of public interest.
At the Statehouse, the "Ag Gag" bill is headed to the House Agricultural Affairs Committee, the Wolf Control Fund is still being considered, and wild elk could be at risk of contracting chronic wasting disease. Find out more.
ICL's artist in residence Rachel Teannalach describes what it's like for her to paint Idaho landscapes en plein air.
Recent GAO report shows that U.S. taxpayers are losing millions from undervalued U.S. Bureau of Land Management coal mine leases. Current plans for export would increase train traffic and pollution. Sign our petition.
The Idaho Legislature is made up of 35 senators and 70 representatives. With this number of legislators and their varying opinions, contradictions can arise among bills. Read our update on contradicting legislation about elk and clean water. We also weigh in on agricultural issues.
Courtney Washburn, ICL's conservation lobbyist, is the star of the show in our new video short from Alpenglow Press.
Grizzly bears are particularly susceptible to disturbance in their habitat. So you could understand we were concerned to learn about a Canadian mining company’s plan to commence operations in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem last year.
In December 2013, Senators Crapo and Wyden introduced a measure to improve the way we fund fire suppression. The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act represents a step in the right direction, however greater oversight is needed.
Though we’re hoping for more snow here in Idaho, instead we’re getting a flurry of new conservation-related bills. Read our update on lead, wolves, the budget, and water quality.
Betsy's first experience in the Stanley Basin, on ICL's Nordic Festival snowshoe tour.
Boise keeps getting accolades for its awesome quality of life. That is not, ahem, by accident.
The professional hunter in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness has been pulled by Fish and Game. Numerous supporters sent in comments of opposition. ICL is still concerned about Fish and Game's predator management plans in the Frank.
During this third week of the Legislature, our lobbyist Courtney is looking at local option tax, non-motorized trail funding and. This session is expected to be short.