Public Lands, Fish and Health, and Local Control-Oh My!

Public Lands – Make a difference!  Help us reach out to public lands supporters and connect them with their elected officials. Last year, we were able to block all legislative attempts to take over public lands. In addition, with the ongoing Malheur County occupation, this issue has been gaining momentum in legislatures around the country,…

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It’s all Fish and Game until it’s Public Lands

Fish and Game Many pieces of legislation are coming down the pipe regarding the department. Below is an inventory of recent bills with a brief description: Trapping- a bill requiring at least six hours of education for trappers, mentioned last week. View bill here. Use of Drones for Hunting- a bill to prohibit the use…

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4 Big Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2016

Snow is falling across Idaho, schools are letting out for winter break, and the holidays are only a few days away. We at Conservation Voters for Idaho want to wish you and your family a Happy Holidays! Because of the support of members like you, together we can look back on 2015 and reflect on…

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Why I joined CVI Julia Page

I’m new to Boise. I moved here three years ago from Gardiner, Montana, a town of 900 people at the north entrance of Yellowstone Park. We had deer and elk in our yards daily. We saw bison and antelope on a regular basis. Bears came through town foraging. Big horn sheep frequented the nearby Gardner…

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Why I Joined CVI Kim Gattiker

I didn’t grow up around public lands or much open space. Conservation and concern for the environment were not a part of my early experience. It wasn’t until I worked on Capitol Hill in my early 20’s that I came to understand some of what I know about public land and natural resources – how…

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Top 10 Things Idahoans Can Be Thankful For

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer Happy Gratitude Thursday! Better known as Thanksgiving. We’d like to take a moment and express our gratitude…

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