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Beth Markley

Beth Markley is a 40-something consultant and overcommitted volunteer. She blogs about mothering teenagers without losing her marbles at www.manicmumbling.com, and has been featured on Huffington Post, What The Flicka, Scary Mommy and Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop. Beth loves writing, reading, and running long distances very slowly. She consistently overestimates her abilities as a chef. She shouldn't be allowed to dye her own hair or pick out living room furniture, and she can't figure out the TV remote, but is otherwise a good person. If she could choose any superpower, it would be the ability to read in a moving vehicle without getting woozy.
Beth Markley has written 152 posts for el.e.men'tal Idaho

10/15/14 and 10/22/14 – Radiothon

Many thanks to my guests on these shows: Kristen Cheney and Mike Markley, and all those who support community oriented, people powered radio.

10/8/14 – A Brief History of the Boise River Greenbelt

Historian Susan Stacy joined us on this episode of Elemental Idaho for a conversation about one of the most beloved amenities in Boise today. The City of Boise celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Greenbelt last week with commemorations and events, but its origins weren’t without some struggle, and along the way, the vision for a linear … Continue reading

10/01/14 – The Gateway West Transmission Project and Raptor Habitat (Rebroadcast)

Late last year, officials with the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) opposed a route for the Gateway West transmission project through the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in favor one some feel will adversely affect Greater sage-grouse populations in Owyhee County. Recently, BLM began the scoping process for these segments in … Continue reading

9/24/14 – The DEQ Triennial Review (rebroadcast)

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, I talked with my guest about the triennial review process the Idaho DEQ is currently undergoing. The Clean Water Act Requires states to modify and review their clean water standards once every three years. What is involved in this review and what can it mean for water quality in Idaho? … Continue reading

9/17/14 – The Idaho Roadless Commission

The 2001 Roadless Rule issued by the Clinton administration in the last days of his administration prohibits road construction on more than 58 million acres of national Forest System lands. Of all the 39 states this affects, non other in the lower 48 has more roadless space than Idaho. In October, 2008, Idaho adopted its … Continue reading

9/10/14 Return of the River

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, we talk about the film Return of the River, a feature documentary that tells the story of the largest dam removal and river restoration project in history, currently unfolding on the Elwha River in Washington State. The Idaho State Section of the American Water Resources Association is sponsoring a … Continue reading

9/3/14 – New Clean Water Rule Proposed (rebroadcast)

The US EPA and Army Corps of Engineers recently jointly released a proposed rule they say is needed to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. Industry groups say the proposed rule imposes unworkable regulations and constitutes an expansion of federal control. Heather Dean of the Environmental Protection Agency and water … Continue reading

8/27/14 – Thin the Threat

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, I was joined by guests Betty Munis of the Idaho Forest Products Commission and Andy Brunelle of the US Forest Service to talk about Thin the Threat, a program aimed at increasing public understanding of the impact of wildfire and awareness of the benefits of reducing fuel in our national … Continue reading

8/20/14 – The Dixie Drain Project

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, we’re going to be talking about a $12 million water treatment facility that will be built and run by the City of Boise and designed to drastically reduce phosphorus in the Boise River before it reaches the Snake River. What is the Dixie Drain project, why is it considered … Continue reading

8/13/14 – The DEQ Triennial Review

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, I talked with my guest about the triennial review process the Idaho DEQ is currently undergoing. The Clean Water Act Requires states to modify and review their clean water standards once every three years. What is involved in this review and what can it mean for water quality in Idaho? … Continue reading

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