Justin Hayes

Program Director

Justin oversees the Idaho Conservation League’s conservation programs, which protect Idaho’s water quality, wildlands, climate and the quality of life enjoyed by all Idahoans. Justin also carries out much of ICL’s more technical work related to air quality, water quality and mining. In addition, he coordinates all of the organization’s litigation. Justin has been the program director for the Idaho Conservation League since 2001.

Justin’s unique blend of science-based technical skills, public policy and lobbying experience, and expertise gained from his dual undergraduate degrees in human biology and earth systems and master’s degree from Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences, ensures that ICL’s work is grounded in sound science and best practices. Justin also relies on experience gained during his years working as an environmental advocate in Washington, D.C., time spent lobbying in the Idaho Statehouse, and his interest in connecting people to policy makers and elected officials.

A native Idahoan, Justin rejoices in the knowledge that his work is protecting the things that make Idaho a great place to live — our spectacular landscapes, clean air and clean water.

Justin lives in Boise with his two teenagers, and enjoys spending his free time hunting and fishing in Idaho’s backcountry, mountain biking, skiing, and running Idaho’s amazing rivers.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x 24