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5/21 – What is a Soil and Water Conservation District?

Have you noticed Soil and Water Conservation District highway signs and wondered what a Soil and Water Conservation District is?  Turns out  Idaho has 50 such districts to coordinate voluntary, local efforts to sustain and enhance Idaho’s natural resources. On this episode, I talk with Kit Tollotson,  Dvision V Director of the Portneuf SWCD from Lava … Continue reading

5/14 – Learning outside the Classroom

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 operated K-12 residential outdoor school in the … Continue reading

5/7 – Understanding BSE

As USDA and other officials continue their investigation of the BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) case discovered in California last month, I talked with Dr. Bill Barton, Idaho State Veterinarian, about what BSE is, why it is a concern and some of the steps put in place to maintain a healthy beef supply.  Laurie Lickley, a rancher … Continue reading


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