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Taking a Stand for Public Land

Taking a Stand for Public Land

The Legislature has been in session a couple of weeks. Read what's happening, including federal land takeover, money for trails, and oil and gas regulations that create problems for property owners.

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Delta Restoration Project in Full Swing

Delta Restoration Project in Full Swing

After years of careful planning, the Clark Fork River delta restoration project is underway.

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Rally for the Boulder-White Clouds

Rally for the Boulder-White Clouds

Join us on Wednesday at 1 pm at Boise State University to show President Obama your support for protecting the Boulder-White Clouds!

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ICL Director on List of Top 100 Idahoans

ICL Director on List of Top 100 Idahoans

ICL's executive director, Rick Johnson, is on the list of 100 Influential Idahoans of 2015, compiled by Ridenbaugh Press.

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Let the Games Begin at the Statehouse

Let the Games Begin at the Statehouse

I can tell you what happens in the Idaho Legislature but I can’t "make it make sense." These words are as true now as they were when I started working for ICL in the Statehouse 10 years ago. Learn more about our work at the Statehouse as the session begins.

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ICL's Priorities at the Idaho Statehouse

ICL's Priorities at the Idaho Statehouse

Monday was the beginning of a new legislative session in Idaho. Here is what we are working on.

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Case to Keep Coal and Oil Buried Gets Stronger

Case to Keep Coal and Oil Buried Gets Stronger

A recent study published in the journal Nature delivers the inconvenient fact that most coal needs to stay in the ground if we're to prevent catastrophic climate change.

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Revised Wilderness Proposals for Idaho Panhandle

Revised Wilderness Proposals for Idaho Panhandle

The boundaries of four proposed wilderness areas on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests have been changed—mostly for the better.

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Mining Projects Threaten Some of Idaho's Best Trout Streams

Mining Projects Threaten Some of Idaho's Best Trout Streams

In several places across Idaho, mining may threaten our beautiful, crystalline rivers and the extraordinary fishing they make possible. But there are three things you can do to help!

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ICL's 2015 Artist in Residence: Peter Lovera

ICL's 2015 Artist in Residence: Peter Lovera

ICL welcomes the artist in residence for 2015, Peter Lovera. We're excited to see what the coming year will inspire as he shares his photography skills and storytelling talents with us. Expect to see more from him in the new year. Meanwhile, meet Peter—in his own words.

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Feeling Grateful for You

Feeling Grateful for You

Development Director Aimee Moran loves her work with the people of ICL.

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Ethyl's on the Move

Ethyl's on the Move

Grizzly bears are generally pretty predictable, at least for a wild animal. Until we learned about Ethyl. She crossed interstate highways and made it nearly as far as Coeur d'Alene before she decided to head back to the wilds of Montana.

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Public Officials Get Up to Speed on Rail Transport Issues

Public Officials Get Up to Speed on Rail Transport Issues

A recent meeting in Sandpoint to bring local officials up to date on coal and oil transport issues through North Idaho drew fire from local media. Here's the rest of the story.

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Local Businesses Support the Boulder-White Clouds

Local Businesses Support the Boulder-White Clouds

Idaho's local businesses send an important message to Washington, DC: Protecting wild places, like the Boulder-White Clouds, is critical to our communities and our businesses.

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Big Risk, Low Return—Just Your Kind of Investment

Big Risk, Low Return—Just Your Kind of Investment

The Lewiston Tribune responds to the Idaho Legislature's ongoing efforts to take over 28+ million acres of federally-administered public lands.

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ICL's Newest Staff Member

ICL's Newest Staff Member

Lori Sims, ICL's new membership assistant, introduces herself.

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Change in Tone on Public Lands

Change in Tone on Public Lands

In a major shift, the Idaho Legislature's Interim Committee changed their tone indicating that after two years they finally understand that a state takeover of federal lands is not in the best interest of Idaho—it would lose money, it's unconstitutional, and it's not what Idahoans want.

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An Artist's Year in Review

An Artist's Year in Review

Final thoughts from ICL's 2014 artist in residence, Rachel Teannalach.

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50 Years of Wilderness

50 Years of Wilderness

A special edition of Outdoor Idaho features all of Idaho's wilderness areas—and some ICL staff and members! Check it out this Sunday, Dec 7.

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Land Board to Vote on Salmon River Mine

Land Board to Vote on Salmon River Mine

Will some of the fish that call the magnificent Salmon River home soon find a portion of their habitat damaged? A proposed gold mining operation in the bed of the river is up for consideration. The mine could impact up to one mile of the bed of the river, which provides habitat for sensitive species such as spring and fall chinook, steelhead trout, bull trout and lamprey.

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