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…

Announcement from Our Board Chair

It is with a mix of gratitude, sadness, and excitement for her that Conservation Voters for Idaho’s board of directors announces the departure of CVI’s Executive Director Courtney Washburn, effective January 6, 2020. Hired by the board of directors in 2015, Courtney grew Conservation Voters for Idaho into the strategically strong, increasingly influential, and well-positioned…

Five scary facts to get you to the polls on Nov. 5

It’s Halloween and, to us, there’s nothing scarier than not voting in your local election! Although local elections have the most impact on our day-to-day lives, voter turn-out is frighteningly low – here are just a few spooky reasons why to head to the polls this upcoming Election Day. Local officials like city council members…

Five reasons why you should vote on Nov. 5

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 Public Lands Month

It’s been a little over two years when over 2,000 Idahoans converged on the steps of the Idaho state capitol building to rally in support of public lands. On that rainy day, hunters, anglers, hikers, bikers, birders and horseback riders – public lands users from both sides of the aisle – showed up in solidarity…