Carolyn Coiner

Board Member

Carolyn is a native Idahoan who lives in Twin Falls and has spent time in Boise and Ketchum. She has been on the ICL Board since 2014 and is vice chair of the conservation committee. She is a retired landscape architect who started out her career as a Forest Service lookout on Sunset Mountain in the Boise National Forest.

After her lookout experience, she worked in private practices in Washington, Georgia, Colorado and Connecticut before taking a job with the U.S. Interior Department, Bureau of Reclamation in Boise, where she worked for 14 years. She was part of the team that created the Snake River Resources Review, a multi year study of the Snake River Basin and its natural resources. She then served as the resource management plan coordinator for the Pacific Northwest, working collaboratively with local, state and federal agencies, and tribal governments to complete seven resource management plans for lands in Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Carolyn was on the Boise Planning and Zoning Design Review Board for 9 years, serving as vice chair. She also served on the Southern Idaho Land Trust Board.

Carolyn and her husband Chuck are currently working to establish a nonmotorized multi-use trail on the south side of the Snake River canyon in Twin Falls County. Spending time outdoors is her favorite pastime, whether it is hiking, time on the water, skiing or gardening. You can often find her with knitting needles working on a project, usually for her two granddaughters.