Every year in Idaho, noxious weeds cause agricultural losses, diminish critical habitat, increase wildfire events, reduce water and air quality, threaten public health due to pest control issues, and limit recreational opportunities. There are roughly about 300 undesirable plants in all states, with about 64 of those in Idaho, and they posses an alarming ability to … Continue reading
On this episode of Elemental Idaho, Boise City Engineer John Tensen and Superintendent of Parks, Tom Governale presented details of the Esther Simplot Park, Boise’s newest city park, designed to reduce flood risk and manage storm water, as well as provide valuable recreational opportunities. This is an encore episode of Elemental Idaho. You can hear the … Continue reading
Ever wonder about trail etiquette? Which trails to choose, or which plants and animals are living there? For those who are just beginning to explore the trails that cross the Boise foothills, have never gone before, or need a seasonal reminder, Genny Gerke, College of Idaho Outdoor Program Director, joined us for this program. … Continue reading
On this program, we learn all about honeybees in this encore airing of our interview with local beekeeper and expert, Steve Sweet who spills his guts about beekeeping, threats and challenges, bee behavior, and trends in honeybee populations. This program originally aired in 2015. You can listen to that broadcast here.