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11/26 – The Feasibility of Solar Power

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

11/19 – A Safe Passage for Wildlife

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

11/12 – Area Landowners Provide Firefighting Assistance –

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

11/5 – Senator Crapo, Forest Service Chief discuss collaboration, Forest Service Rule

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

10/15 – A Post-Fire Season Update

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.  

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