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6/18/14 – National Monument Status for the Boulder White Clouds (rebroadcast) 

Last month, after designating The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico, President Obama promised more monument signing ceremonies before leaving office. On this episode, rebroadcast from last fall, I talked with various groups about the impact of National Monument status on the Boulder-White Cloud area. Our guests included Rick Johnson of the Idaho Conservation … Continue reading

6/11/14 – Boise’s Ridge to Rivers Trail (rebroadcast)

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 this program, rebroadcast from March, Tim Breuer, former director of the program (now at the helm of the Land Trust of the … Continue reading

6/4/14 – Of fish consumption standards and water quality

In May, The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality began a statewide survey to estimate fish consumption rates among Idaho residents. Information from the survey will be used to tailor water quality criteria to protect human health in Idaho. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, we’ll talk about the potential outcomes for the survey and what … Continue reading

5/28/14 – In with the new

Are recent GOP primary election results indicators of increasing voter enthusiasm for collaborative efforts in environmental public policy? And what do these results portend for the push for Idaho’s bid to take over land currently controlled by the federal government? On Wednesday’s episode of Elemental Idaho, Idaho Statesman reporter Rocky Barker, and Boise State University … Continue reading


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