Summer is when we travel, hike, boat, explore. It’s also when invasive plant and animal species spread. What can people do as they’re taking advantage of some of the great summer recreational opportunities Idaho has to offer? In this rebroadcast from last year, Lloyd B. Knight, Administrator of the Division of Plant Industries of the … Continue reading
In this rebroadcast from last spring, the University of Idaho – McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) Leadership Coordinator Gary Thompson talks to us about the process of fostering scientific literacy, enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue through graduate and professional education, youth science programs, seminars, conferences, and leadership development initiatives. Founded in 2001, MOSS is the only publicly … Continue reading
The Columbia River treaty created a massive system of dams for flood control and electricity for the Northwest. Critics say the pact has been environmentally destructive, while proponents tout it as a model of international cooperation. On this episode, I rebroadcast a conversation with Jim Yost of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and John Tracy, director of … Continue reading
Boise’s foothills are managed for multiple use, and domestic sheep have been trailed through the Boise Foothills for more than a century. In the spring, trail users are likely to encounter sheep moving through the foothills, which sometimes presents a challenge for ranchers. On this episode, I talked with outdoor recreation writer Steve Stuebner and Boise’s Ridge … Continue reading
On Monday, Dave Cannamela, Superintendent of the Morrison Knudsen Nature Center, joins us to talk about Center programs for getting kids “face to fish” with nature, Richard Louve’s hypothesis about Nature Deficit Disorder, and the Center’s plans for the future.
On this episode, we talked with City of Boise’s Vince Trimboli and Catherine Chertudi talk about Water Awareness Week activities in Boise and across Idaho.
A panel of guests join us to continue a conversation that started on our February 25 episode about the Gateway West transmission project. Officials with the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) are opposing an alternative route for the Gateway West transmission project through the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in favor one some … Continue reading
The Bureau of Land Management is engaged in a region-wide effort to maintain and restore native plant communities across public lands in the Great Basin. On this show, our guests Jessica Gardetto of the BLM Healthy Hills Initiative and Mike Pellant who coordinates the BLM Great Basin Restoration Initiative talked with us about their education … Continue reading
The Columbia River treaty created a massive system of dams for flood control and electricity for the Northwest. Critics say the pact has been environmentally destructive, while proponents tout it as a model of international cooperation. On this episode, I talked with Jim Yost of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and John Tracy, director of … Continue reading
After a 2011 draft management plan for the Deer Flat National Refuge Center generated consternation among county officials and recreationists, the US Fish and Wildlife created a new plan, incorporating compromises they hope will effectively balance competing interests between wildlife and recreation. On this program, Canyon County Commissioner Kathy Alders and Refuge Manager Jennifer Brown-Scott … Continue reading