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9/20/17 – Mapping Rivers and Streams in the Western US (encore)

On this program, US Forest Service fisheries biologist Dan Isaak will join us. He is leading a project to create an aquatic species map for rivers and streams in the western US. He says such a map could help with land management decisions and deciding where to spend limited money and resources. This is an encore episode of … Continue reading

9/13/17 – Farmland Preservation in the Treasure Valley

Over the course of the last year various organizations have been working to get the word out about the importance of preserving farmland in the Treasure Valley from development. What is the value of farmland preservation and what are the potential concerns for landowners, farmers, and developers? Our guests for this program were Ada County Soil and … Continue reading

9/5/17 – Turning Lemons into … Fertilizer? (encore)

Not long ago, an Idaho Fish and Game proposal to the legislature sparked an idea in Boisean Thomas Lansing, and Carp Solutions was born. Learn how this business got started, and the impact it’s having on Idaho’s waterways and a highly invasive fish species on this episode of Elemental Idaho. You can listen to the … Continue reading

8/30/17 – Wildfires in Idaho and the Northwest (encore)

A recent University of Idaho report highlights the human factor in wildfires, examining twenty-year trends in their causes and conditions under which they begin. They say the results of their study show the problem will likely get worse. Our guest for this program, first broadcast last spring, was UI Professor John Abatzoglou, who worked with counterparts … Continue reading

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