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12/23/13 – Conservation Beyond Idaho (rebroadcast)

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, rebroadcast from August, I spoke with Zoo Boise director Steve Burns about the organization’s conservation programs that expand their focus beyond caring for the animals within zoo grounds. What are the dangers these species face in the wild, and what is the hope for their preservation? The numbers of … Continue reading

12/16/13 – Managing Idaho’s Wild Horses

Idaho’s public lands are home to over 775 wild horses, descendants of domestic horses that escaped or were turned out on public lands prior to the Horse and Burro Act of 1971. The BLM must study and monitor the horses to determine how many wild horses each management area can support while also providing for … Continue reading

12/9/13 – The Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership (rebroadcast)

The Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership was formed to help strengthen collaborative forest restoration efforts across Idaho. Last week, at a meeting of the Federal Lands Interim Legislative Committee, the Nature Conservancy’s Will Whelen gave a report on behalf of the Partnership to accelerate the pace of collaborative forest restoration. This episode of Elemental Idaho is a rebroadcast from April, where … Continue reading

12/2/13 – The Gateway West Transmission Project and Raptor Habitat (rebroadcast)

Earlier this year, Officials with the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) opposed 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 felt would adversely affect Greater sage-grouse populations in Owyhee County. In November, the BLM announced its decision … Continue reading


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