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3/22/17 – The IDAH2O Master Water Stewards Program (encore)

The IDAH2O Master Water Stewards Program of the University of Idaho Extension is the focus of today’s program, rebroadcast from last spring, with program director Jim Ekins. Workshops are open to any individual or group with an interest in water quality and monitoring. On this program, we’ll talk about an interactive map of the stream study … Continue reading

3/15/17 – The Impact of Climate Change on Tribes (encore)

Scott Hauser, director of the Upper Snake River Tribes, is leading an effort to conduct a climate change vulnerability assessment for the four tribes his organization represents, and the Upper Snake River Watershed. He joined us to talk about the project and what they’ve learned so far. This is an encore broadcast. You can listen to … Continue reading

3/8/17 – Invasives in Idaho

Quagga and Zebra Mussels, foreign aquatic species, have overtaken lakes and rivers, imperiling native species and overwhelming everything from hydropower intakes, agriculture pipelines, boats and shorelines, devastating Eastern US waters. Recently, Montana has discovered mussel larvae in their lakes, and Montana’s Governor has declared a natural disaster. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, our guests, Representatives … Continue reading

03/01/17 – Keep clear of the sheep (encore)

Boise’s foothills are managed for multiple use, and domestic sheep have been trailed through the Boise Foothills for more than a century. In the spring, trail users are likely to encounter sheep moving through the foothills, which sometimes presents a challenge for ranchers. On this episode, rebroadcast from several years ago, I talked with outdoor recreation … Continue reading

2/22/17 – Media, Politics and Environmental Public Policy

For this episode, I spoke with John Freemuth, BSU Professor of Environmental Policy, and Seth Ashley, an Associate Professor at BSU specializing in American journalism, media ethics, culture, and sociology. We spoke about the role of the media in today’s political climate, including issues regarding media access to public agencies, dissemination of information to the public about environmental, land use … Continue reading

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