Hot Topic: Become a Steward of Our Public Lands and Rivers
Whether by participating in National Public Lands Day or learning more about the 50th anniversary of the Wild And Scenic Rivers Act, there are many ways for you to connect with Idaho’s amazing places this fall.
Our boots-on-the-ground stewardship programs partner with federal agencies across the state and helps get volunteers out into wild places to work on projects, monitor invasive plants, remove debris or note fish and wildlife observations.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer steward? Idaho needs your help! The South Fork of the Boise River stewardship program kicks off Sept. 29 — we need all the volunteer help we can get to clean up trash, restore fire rings, and document sanitation problems and bank erosion.
For info on all of our opportunities to become a steward, visit our volunteer page.
How ICL Works to Protect Landscapes and Pathways
Idahoans know that access to the outdoors is important to our quality of life. Chances are good that some of your favorite outdoor memories took place in the open spaces or wild lands of Idaho.
Whether you are a parent who takes their child to the park, a hunter or angler in the wilds, or a hiker or biker enjoying trails, ICL is working to preserve the beauty and health of Idaho’s outdoor spaces as well as the trails that take you there.
At ICL, we know that humans and wildlife alike depend on the health of our surrounding environment. We see that Idaho is blessed with open spaces that provide recreational opportunities as well as wildlife habitat. Like you, we love Idaho for the quality of life we all enjoy here—in places we work, live and play.
We work together with our members, partners, local and federal governmental agencies, stakeholders and decision-makers to see that this heritage is passed on to future generations. Find out more about the work we are doing all across the state of Idaho—and how you can get involved.
Learn more about ICL’s work
- Open Space and Pathways
- Public Lands Management and Wilderness
- Proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
- Collaborating with Others
- Mining: Protecting Water and Habitat
Learn about our accomplishments, including protection of the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness and the Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness.
What You Can Do
ICL is always looking for ways to include you in decision-making regarding trails, pathways and public lands. Sign up for our emails using the form at the top of the page and we’ll tell you how you can help keep Idaho, Idaho.