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5/20/15 – The State of Species Conservation in Idaho (rebroadcast)

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, rebroadcast from earlier this year, Idaho’s Office of Species Conservation director Dustin Miller and I talk 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 is on hand to talk about the OSC’s fisheries projects.

5/13/15 – Maximizing Soil Health

Soil Health is soil managed to its maximum potential through a system of conservation practices, including no-till, cover crops, advanced nutrient and pest management, and buffers and drainage systems where appropriate. Managing for soil health is one of the easiest and most effective ways for farmers to increase crop productivity and profitability while improving the … Continue reading

5/6/15 – Managing Idaho’s Newest Wilderness

Federal authorities have made public the final management plan for six wilderness areas and 16 wild and scenic river segments in southwestern Idaho, starting a 30-day appeals process. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, we’ll talk with representatives of the BLM, land users and conservation groups about the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers … Continue reading

4/29/15 – Spring Radiothon Continues, and The International Year of Pulses

The UN has designated 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, which includes dry peas, lentils and chickpeas, about a third of the USA production of which happens in Idaho. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, we’ll have a couple of folks join us to talk about this crop and why we have an international year to … Continue reading

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