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3/19/14 – Managing Idaho Wolves

In January, Elemental Idaho featured IDFG’s director Virgil Moore discussing the 2013 Idaho Elk Management plan and Governor Otter’s proposed Wolf Depredation Control Board. On this episode of elemental Idaho, former Valley County Commissioner Phil Davis, and current Blaine County Commissioner Larry Schoen were on hand to discuss the pros and cons of the proposal currently … Continue reading

3/12/14 – Idaho’s Land Trusts

There are more than 1,600 land trusts operating across the United States, joining forces with land owners to conserve open space for more than 50 years. They are not branches of any governmental entity, but work to protect private lands through conservation easements. Twenty land trusts and two local and state government-sponsored programs in Idaho have … Continue reading

3/5/14 – Boise’s Ridge to Rivers Trail Program

On the outskirts of Boise, more than 130 miles of interconnected roads and trails course through the foothills, linking not only neighborhoods with public lands but also connecting people with the natural environment. On our program, Tim Breuer, former director of the program (now at the helm of the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley), … Continue reading

2/26/14 – The Columbia River Treaty Recommendations

In the spring of 1948, flood waters from the Columbia River Basin destroyed the town of Vanport, Oregon, population 30,000, forming a catalyst for the eventual ratification of the Columbia River Treaty between the US and Canada in the 1960s. This past fall, both countries reviewed the treaty in the context of current societal values, … Continue reading

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