On this episode rebroadcast from August, Scott Gates from Idaho Power, John Gardner with BSU’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies, and energy and environment advocate Reed Burkholder talk about the potential for solar power, the feasibility of energy policies that encourage residential installation, what has worked in other countries and what the future may hold … Continue reading
After decades of ever increasing vehicle-wildlife collisions on Warm Springs Avenue and State Highway 21, a collaborative group of organizations, agencies and individuals created an underpass to allow wildlife to travel under the road and out of the path of vehicles. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, we talked with Krista Muller with the Idaho Department of … Continue reading
Years ago, ranchers routinely helped fight rangeland fires. In recent years, the BLM and other agencies have had to halt the practice of impromptu volunteerism due to liability issues – a situation which made for a fair amount of acrimony and tension during wildfire season. Recently, a group of ranchers near Mountain Home formed the … Continue reading
Last spring we had an opportunity to talk with Senator Crapo and the new Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. The national planning rule that governs individual national forests was set to change after 30 years, and we asked the Senator and Chief about it, and included the input of other groups that support or object … Continue reading
On this show, Dave Olson of the Boise National Forest and Joe Russell from the BLM talked about the status of Idaho’s public lands following the 2012 summer fire season and plans for rehabilitation, both immediate and longer term.