Continuing the work ahead

After and extraordinary weekend, it’s time to get to work. Are you ready to volunteer for CVI? This weekend saw an amazing outpouring of action throughout the nation and the world. But it can’t stop there. In order to make sure the things we value — clean air, clean water, public lands and safe communities…

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Preventing a parent’s worst nightmare

It’s the phone call every parent dreads. In the span of seconds, a normal weekday becomes a nightmare: Your child was hit by a car. It happens too often in Idaho. In 2015, 75 pedestrians and 98 bicyclists between the ages of 4 and 19 were injured or killed in accidents with motor vehicles. That…

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What will Idaho politicians do this year?

It’s that time of year. We are at the start of the 2017 Legislative Session. That means politicians from all over the state will converge on Boise to craft public policy they believe will benefit Idahoans. Some of it will be admirable. Some of it will be admonishable. Here’s what Conservation Voters for Idaho will…

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Help us welcome our newest team member

The conservation community sees challenges in the future. Fortunately, we will face those challenges with some of the state’s best talent in a quest to make Idaho a better place to live. It’s the need for talented individuals that I’m thrilled to welcome Avery Roberts as CVI’s Community Engagement Associate. Avery grew up in Lewiston,…

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They threaten our lands; we get things done

By Rialin Flores — Legislative Associate For the last four years, some Idaho politicians have been plotting to “dispose” of our public lands.   They argue that turning our lands over to the states and corporations is the only way to boost timber production in a state that has a lot of trees. There is…

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Thank you for supporting CVI

On Thanksgiving, for the first time since one of the most divisive elections in this nation’s history, Americans will be having a holiday dinner with our families, friends and neighbors. It’s nearly certain that not everybody seated at the table will have voted for the same candidates, and nerves could be raw. Even as we…

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Are we doing enough?

By Michael Lanza Two weeks after getting married, my wife and I loaded our few possessions into a car with seven times more miles on it than the circumference of the Earth, and drove from New Hampshire to start a new life in Idaho. We wanted to live in the West. As an outdoors writer,…

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Albertsons: get BPA out of your food

The grocery giant has done some work to remove the toxic chemical BPA from its food packaging, but it needs to do more. Earlier today, a group of concerned parents, other consumers and Conservation Voters for Idaho gathered with signs in front of Albertsons’ headquarters before delivering 125,000 petition signatures to Albertsons demanding an end…

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