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08/24/16 – The Farm To School Program (encore episode)

In the Boise School District and elsewhere in Idaho, the Idaho Farms to School Program has brought local produce and other products to the school lunch menu. In this rebroadcast from last year, Heidi Martin with the Idaho Department of Education and Leah Clark with the Idaho Department of Agriculture join me with Peggy Bodnar, Director … Continue reading

8/17/16 – Coping with Wildfire Season (encore episode)

Last spring, Idaho fire experts and others gathered for the 4th Annual Southwest Idaho Wildfire Mitigation Forum in Boise. The forum provides an opportunity for regional stakeholders in wildfire mitigation to meet, network and to share their latest efforts in wildfire mitigation. In this rebroadcast from May, Ivy Dickinson from Idaho Firewise and BLM’s Jennifer … Continue reading

8/10/16 – The Threat of the Japanese Beetle (encore episode)

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, we discussed one of the top insect threats to Idaho, the Japanese beetle, which has already infested most of the eastern quarter of the US, and has now making a stand in our own state. Entomologist Dr. Paul Castrovillo was our guest on this program, an encore episode from last summer … Continue reading

8/3/16 – Idaho’s Water Resources (encore episode)

Last week there was an AP story about State officials proposing an East Snake River Plain Aquifer Groundwater Management Area, the function of which would be to formulate a plan where farmers and other groundwater users would be subject to limitations on how much they consume. Officials say that recent water calls have led to crisis … Continue reading

7/27/16 – Summer is the time for invasives (encore episode)

Summer is when we travel, hike, boat, explore. It’s also when invasive plant and animal species spread.  What can people do as they’re taking advantage of some of the great summer recreational opportunities Idaho has to offer?  Lloyd B. Knight, Administrator of the Division of Plant Industries of the Idaho Department of Agriculture, Roger Batt, Statewide … Continue reading

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