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Last week a new map of the proposed national monument was prepared that mirrors modifications based on several months’ worth of public feedback, on-the-ground research and community meetings.
During April, check out these opportunities to hear the latest climate science research of Idaho-based scientists from Boise State University, the University of Idaho and the U.S. Forest Service.
Divestment from fossil fuels is one of the key campaigns for the international climate action organization 350.org.
A one-week challenge to reduce one's impact in the Wood River Valley community.
A new study reports that even low levels of arsenic in your drinking water can reduce you intelligence. Numerous counties in Idaho have arsenic levels greater than those reported to cause problems in this study.
A guide to spending some quality time on West Central Idaho's Weiser River.
Conservation organizations in Boise urge the city to create an office of sustainability.
Join ICL Senior Conservation Associate Jonathan Oppenheimer and other wilderness experts for "Wilderness at 50, Past and Future," a panel discussion hosted by the University of Idaho's Environmental Law Society.
The 2014 legislative session has ended. It wasn't the worst in terms of conservation issues, but the Legislature did take some controversial stances on issues like guns, education and human rights that concerned many Idahoans. Learn the outcome of the conservation issues we worked on.
A Forest Legacy grant to purchase a conservation easement to protect Clagstone Meadows from development ranks 6th in the nation and could very well save sensitive wetland habitat in southern Bonner County.
This week at the Legislature, some legislators seek to nullify the Environmental Protection Agency. Despite that, there are conservation leaders at the Statehouse. Learn more!
Boulder-White Clouds photo contest, celebrating the reasons people love this special place, is live and happening now! Send in your photos and vote—here's how.
ICL has found common ground and is in agreement with conservationists and bicyclists in advocating for long-term protection and access for the Boulder-White Clouds.
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...