Idaho Teachers Support Science Standards at House Committee Hearing

By Ryan McGoldrick, Communications Fellow This past Wednesday, the House Education committee once again held a hearing on Idaho’s science standards, despite these standards already approved by the Idaho Legislature in years past and supported by Idaho teachers, education administrators, and everyday Idahoans concerned over their children’s future. These same supporters of science standards came…

Public Land Supporters Pack Federalism Committee Hearing

By Shevawn Von Tobel, Communications Director It’s week two of Idaho’s 2020 legislative session and already our public lands are under attack. You might remember last year’s session when some politicians came after our public lands under the guise of establishing a “Federalism Committee.” We all knew what that meant – just another way for politicians…

Conservation Makes Its Way in the State of the State

By Eric Oliver, Conservation Fellow Last Monday, Governor Brad Little kicked off Idaho’s 2020 legislative session with his State of the State Address. Few moments offer more insight into our state’s direction than this annual speech, and here at CVI, we were watching closely. Time and time again, our members tell us that the reason…

Announcement from Our Board Chair

Conservation Voters for Idaho board of directors appoints Rialin Flores as acting executive director. As chair of Conservation Voters for Idaho’s board of directors, I am proud to announce that we have appointed Rialin Flores as the acting executive director for the organization. Many of you know Rialin for her outstanding work as CVI’s Program…

Supporting Rural Communities

Most of us know them well, and some of us are lucky to call them home, but every Idahoan knows that rural communities are the backbone of our state’s character. As valuable as these towns are to outdoor enthusiasts visiting our public lands, they are even more special to those who live there. But rural…