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2/18/15 – Lessons Learned from the Silver Creek Watershed

Renown for its clean, cold water and abundant trout population, Silver Creek and its tributaries are a destination for anglers from all over the world. In recent years, anglers, recreationists and landowners have noticed trends within the watershed that threaten Silver Creek’s ecological integrity. In 2010, Ecosystem Sciences Foundation and others initiated a watershed-wide monitoring … Continue reading

02/11/15 – The Idaho Roadless Commission (rebroadcast)

The 2001 Roadless Rule issued by the Clinton administration in the last days of his administration prohibits road construction on more than 58 million acres of national Forest System lands. Of all the 39 states this affects, non other in the lower 48 has more roadless space than Idaho. In October, 2008, Idaho adopted its … Continue reading

02/04/15 – A Boulder-White Clouds National Monument (rebroadcast)

Two weeks ago, President Barack Obama speaks at the Caven-Williams Sports complex at Boise State University. Area conservation groups hoped to use the occassion to show support of the designation of a Boulder-White Clouds National Monument, something they say the administration has made clear would only be possible if local forces showed a huge degree … Continue reading

1/28/15 – The State of Species Conservation in Idaho

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, Idaho’s Office of Species Conservation director Dustin Miller talked about OSC projects, including plans for Idaho’s Sage Grouse task force and the Governor’s proposed 2015 sage grouse funding. OSC’s Michael Edmondson was on hand to talk about the OSC’s fisheries projects.

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