Meet Toni Belknap-Brinegar

We’re so excited to introduce a new member of the CVI team! Please join us in welcoming Toni Belknap-Brinegar, our new Boards & Commissions Coordinator. As the Boards & Commissions Coordinator, Toni will be launching our brand new program – the Boards & Commissions Fellowship Program – which aims to increase diversity and representation on…

Celebrating Latino Conservation Week, Part Three

By Antonio Hernandez …When I thought about what a conservationist looked like I did not picture myself, the son of 1st generation immigrants… Today marks the end of Latino Conservation (not to be mistaken for “conservative”) week. To be honest, conservation was not a word I was familiar with before 2018. Even then I was…

Celebrating Latino Conservation Week, Part Two

As our way of celebrating Latino Conservation Week, which highlights the Latino community’s passion for protecting and enjoying public lands and waters, some of our Latinx-identified staff members are taking time to reflect on their own connection to conservation and the outdoors. While we’re taking time to honor the rich tradition many of us grew…

Celebrating Latino Conservation Week, Part One

By Shevawn Von Tobel This week is Latino Conservation Week, which highlights the Latino community’s passion for protecting and enjoying public lands and waters. The week aims to help break down barriers for Latino communities to access these places, encourage new opportunities for and outreach to these communities, and inspire the next generation of environmental…

Breaking: House Passes Great American Outdoors Act

The Great American Outdoors Act will help protect and maintain Idaho's public lands, waterways, and local parks and recreation facilities. By Shevawn Von Tobel, Communications and Program Director These days, there seems to be not too many issues that our divisive Congress can agree on, but yesterday’s decisive House vote to pass the Great American…

Artist Spotlight: Rachel Teannalach

Boise-based painter, Rachel Teannalach, donated her beautiful oil painting “Regeneration” for our annual Green Tie fundraiser. You can bid on her painting or prints of the painting at our online auction here. Visit our tenth annual Green Tie here to make a donation, watch videos, and more. We asked Rachel to chat with us about…