They Came for Our Democracy

Throughout his campaign and into the beginning of his term, Governor Little spoke about the importance of honoring the will of the people and maintaining public trust in government. “As your Governor, I pledge to champion citizen confidence in state government.” Governor Brad Little, 1/7/2019, State of the State Address An essential part of developing…

Clean Energy, Climate Change and Idaho Politics

Clean energy and climate change policy has a long ways to go in Idaho, but we have taken important steps towards beginning the conversation, removing barriers, and setting goals. In recent years, Conservation Voters for Idaho has increased its involvement in clean energy and climate change policy. That work has contributed to historic success in…

62% Is an Asset, Not a Burden

When it comes to public lands, there is a clear disconnect between everyday Idahoans and the legislators who are supposed to represent our values and priorities. This was made abundantly clear throughout the legislative session when legislators brought forward three prominent anti-public lands bills. Approximately 62% (34.5 million acres) of Idaho is public land. For…

Green Tie 2019 Sponsors

You know that CVI depends on the support of individuals like you. But did you know that CVI also has diverse and growing relationships with businesses and organizations across Idaho, who like you, support the environment and CVI’s work to protect our air, water, and public lands? One of the important ways that businesses choose…

CVI Testimony against SB1159 and HB296

Senate State Affairs Testimony April 2, 2019 Rialin Flores, Program Director Oppose HB 296: Ballot Initiative Requirements (Trailer to SB 1159) CVI is terribly concerned about the timing of this legislation and SB 1159. Participation in the electoral process is critical to our Constitutional Republic. And participation is exactly what we witnessed last year in…

Meet our newest member

Conservation Voters for Idaho is happy to introduce Josh Hayes-Fugal. While growing up in Meridian, Josh frequently enjoyed camping trips on Idaho’s public lands with family and friends. Some of his best childhood memories involve hiking, camping, and stargazing in the breathtaking wilderness areas of our state. Josh is a Boise State University grad with…