Nate Fisher, Administrator of the Governor’s Office of Species Conservation joined us to talk about the process of planning, coordinating and implementing the State´s actions to preserve, protect and restore species listed as threatened and endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.
What happens when a diverse group of stakeholders gathers to tackle some of the most polarizing land management issues in recent western history? In this case, real progress and understanding. Speakers: Craig Gehrke, Regional Director, The Wilderness Society and Brenda Richards, Owyhee Borderlands Trust.
Unfortunately, technical difficulties wouldn’t allow us to conduct our scheduled interview with Jay O’Laughlin on Woody Biomass Energy: Environmental benefits and risks. So this week we re-aired our inaugural program, “Wolves Among Us” with rancher Margaret Soulen Hinson and Fish and Game Deputy Director Jim Unsworth. We are excited about our program on biomass and will … Continue reading
A surge in domestic natural gas exploration projects, including one in New Plymouth, has legislators examining rules regarding hydraulic fracturing. What are the real risks? Our speakers John Peiserich, Perkins & Trotter, PLLC, and Justin Hayes, Idaho Conservation League discuss the risks to water quality and implications of proposed new rules governing well treatment and … Continue reading
In 2007, the Legislature drafted the Idaho Energy Plan: a comprehensive investigation of all of Idaho’s energy systems with recommendations aimed at ensuring a reliable, low-cost energy supply, protecting the environment, and promoting economic growth. The plan is set to be renewed in 2012. What will it include? What have we learned and how has … Continue reading