Five Reasons Why You Should Vote!

Many of us take the time to vote in the presidential elections but skip out on the important local elections that impact our families, neighbors and friends. Why do local elections have such an impact? What makes them so important, and how do they actually affect our day-to-day lives? Antonio Hernandez, our voting rights associate,…

Celebrating Earth Day From Home

As the COVID-19 situation develops, we know that many of you are practicing important safety protocols like social distancing. This means that many of you are looking for ways to stay involved remotely, especially on Earth Day! This can be especially challenging with kids home from school. In light of that, we wanted to share…

(Re) Introducing Ryan McGoldrick (Again)

Ryan McGoldrick is rejoining the CVI team as the Program Associate. Over the past two years, Ryan has worked at CVI as a Legislative Assistant, Voter Outreach Specialist, and as a Communications Fellow. For more information on Ryan, you can check out his first introduction and (re)introduction. For round three of his ongoing introduction blog…

It’s Time to Double Down on Parks Funding

The Land and Water Conservation Fund helps protect and maintain the majority of our parks, public lands, and local recreation facilities. By Eric Oliver, Conservation Fellow There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented challenge here in Idaho. No matter who you are, your day-to-day routine has been turned upside down. Faced…

How to Participate in Outdoor Recreation During COVID-19

What does it mean to responsibly outdoor recreate during COVID-19? Eric Oliver takes a deep dive. By Eric Oliver, Conservation Fellow CVI’s members are not indoors people. Indeed, Idahoan’s love for the outdoors inspires our work protecting public lands and the outdoor way of life that defines our state. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, CVI…

Public Land Opponents Place Public Health At Risk

Idahoans have made it clear they support public lands. Yet, notorious anti-public lands proponents like Ammon Bundy continue to place their own agenda ahead of Idahoans. Now, during COVID-19, they are doing so at the expense of public health and safety. By Eric Oliver, Conservation Fellow A recent New York Times article profiled Idaho’s notorious…