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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Privatizing Idaho? No thanks!

Let’s be clear, CVI supports collaborative efforts to protect Idaho’s public lands. We oppose all efforts for the state to takeover ownership or management of federally protected lands. One of the many things that makes Idaho great is the places and spaces that we escape to hunt, fish, recreate, or enjoy solitude among the fresh streams and…

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What’s happening to Barber Dam?

The Boise River is one of Boise’s most precious resources. It supplies Boiseans with 30% of our drinking water, is a recreational draw, and provides habitat for fish and wildlife. The Boise River also generates power. Many of us have heard of Arrowrock or Lucky Peak Dam – but have you heard of the Barber…

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Boise Votes Yes

Landslide win at 74%. Boise voters approved a two-year, temporary override levy to protect open space and support improvement projects in areas like the Boise Foothills and the Boise River. We are celebrating the vote as a victory for conservation and Boise’s quality of life. Over a decade ago, in what was a groundbreaking vote,…

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Get Out To Vote Boise

It’s Election Day and if we have learned one thing over the years at CVI, who we elect matters now more than ever. Municipal elections can sometimes be sleepy but don’t be deterred. Before the polls come to a close at 8:00 PM we will have hit the streets hard doing what we do best;…

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