ICL’s new summer intern Megan Murray is a native Idahoan, but her love of the outdoors is not limited to the borders of her home state. Growing up in Sandpoint, anything an outdoors lover could want is right at her finger tips – expansive mountains, an enormous lake, and of course a ski hill. Much of Megan’s love for the outdoors can be credited to her parents who had her on skis almost as soon as she could walk, and who planned family vacations that centered around outdoor activities.
Currently, Megan is finishing up her bachelor of arts in history with minors in communication studies and art at the University of Idaho. She will graduate in December. After graduation she intends to follow her passions and travel before starting a career in nonprofit work, potentially followed by attending law school. For her, a summer with the Idaho Conservation League is the perfect first step in a future filled with working to serve the people and places that need it the most.
ICL welcomes Randy Fox as our new conservation fellow! Born and raised in Idaho, Randy spent many of his summer weeks prior to college camping and fishing in and around the North Fork of the Big Lost River. After relocating to the Southwest, he obtained his B.S. and M.A. in cultural resource management with an emphasis in archaeology. This profession provided him the opportunity to work with and for a variety of government agencies and private entities, as well as having the benefit of an outdoor office. Most recently, Randy continued to share his passion and love of natural spaces and public lands by working as a Grand Canyon river guide and advocating for the protection of our national parks.
Randy returned to Idaho last year to begin his next (and last!) career, working to conserve and protect the landscape and resources that shaped the trajectory of his life. He is very excited to be part of the ICL team as he learns more about the NEPA process and the protection of public lands. When he’s not thumb-wrestling his environmental educator wife for the oars, he enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, telemark and nordic skiing, and gardening.