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New Boulder-White Clouds National Monument Map Reflects Public Feedback

New Boulder-White Clouds National Monument Map Reflects Public Feedback

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.

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Idaho Climate Talks: Your Chance to Learn From the Pros

Idaho Climate Talks: Your Chance to Learn From the Pros

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.

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Kicking the Fossil Fuel Financial Habit

Kicking the Fossil Fuel Financial Habit

Divestment from fossil fuels is one of the key campaigns for the international climate action organization 350.org.

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Earth Week Challenge for Wood River Valley

Earth Week Challenge for Wood River Valley

A one-week challenge to reduce one's impact in the Wood River Valley community.

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Is Your Water Making You Less Intelligent?

Is Your Water Making You Less Intelligent?

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.

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Weiser River: More Than Just a Potential Dam Site

Weiser River: More Than Just a Potential Dam Site

A guide to spending some quality time on West Central Idaho's Weiser River.

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The Purpose of Commitment

The Purpose of Commitment

Conservation organizations in Boise urge the city to create an office of sustainability.

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Experts Discuss 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Experts Discuss 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

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.

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Every Vote Counts

Every Vote Counts

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.

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Conservation Easement for Clagstone Meadows?

Conservation Easement for Clagstone Meadows?

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.

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Are We Still Trying to Nullify the Federal Government?

Are We Still Trying to Nullify the Federal Government?

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!

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Happening Now: Boulder-White Cloud Photo Contest!

Happening Now: Boulder-White Cloud Photo Contest!

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.

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Navigating a Common Ground in the Boulder-White Clouds

Navigating a Common Ground in the Boulder-White Clouds

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.

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Come to Our Legislative Reception!

Come to Our Legislative Reception!

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!

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Kids Say: "Don't Let the #2 Get to You"

Kids Say: "Don't Let the #2 Get to You"

5th graders at Highlands Elementary put together a fun public service announcement about dog waste.

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Act Now for Livable, Thriving Communities!

Act Now for Livable, Thriving Communities!

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!

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The Future of Hillside to Hollow Reserve!

The Future of Hillside to Hollow Reserve!

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.

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Treefort Looking to Green Up Their Game

Treefort Looking to Green Up Their Game

Interested in helping Treefort Music Festival reduce waste? Sign up to volunteer!

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Heavy Traffic Ahead for North Idaho

Heavy Traffic Ahead for North Idaho

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.

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The Giant Salamander Amidst "Bad Sausage"

The Giant Salamander Amidst "Bad Sausage"

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...

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