Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness Planning is Underway

The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management released the first draft of a management plan for Idaho’s new wildernesses in Central Idaho. The agencies are now collecting public input.

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Why I’m Thankful

We may not know exactly what’s ahead, but even in uncharted territory there are many things to be thankful for. ICL is going to face 2017 with both great determination and gratitude.

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Welcome, Emily!

In her new capacity with ICL, Emily is responsible for organizing events, conducting outreach to members and raising money.

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Community Solar—Time to Join the Clean Energy Community

Subscribing to Idaho’s first community solar project is one way to act locally for global impact. You can now buy subscriptions to Idaho Power’s innovative program.

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Light at the End of the Rail: Coal and Oil Trains in North Idaho

With your help, over half of the proposed coal and oil export terminals planned for the Northwest were derailed! Take action to help us keep the pressure on.

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Goodbye, Nancy

Nancy’s work became a model for ICL’s community engagement program.

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Native Home of Hope

While the election makes the fragmentation of our society obvious and blatant, it makes the need for our work focused and urgent. Idaho remains a home of hope. Today we’re back at work.

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How Fast Should You Walk Or Bike To Avoid Air Pollution?

A recent study proposes “sweet spot” speeds for people walking or cycling on urban roads. For people 20-60 years old traveling on flat urban roads, 3 mph for walking and 8-9 mph for cycling are the optimal speeds to minimize inhalation of air pollution associated with traffic. Other studies have researched traffic-related air pollution, but this study is one of […]

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Collaboratives: Working for Solutions in Payette National Forest

“So, ahem, can you please point out the tree you just called a grand fir?” My colleague pointed out a young tree growing up nearby. “Ah! I’ve always called it a white fir.” We had a similar discussion about a tree I know as tamarack, which my colleague calls western larch. I am learning all […]

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Atlanta Gold Still Polluting Boise River

Today, the Idaho Conservation League and Northwest Environmental Defense Center reopened their lawsuit against the Atlanta Gold Corporation, alerting the Court to nearly 500 new violations of the Clean Water Act.

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