THE CVI MISSION

We create the political environment to protect the natural environment.

We envision a clean and healthy Idaho that is cherished and enjoyed by all, championed and protected by Idaho’s elected leaders, sustained by a fully representative democracy, and bolstered by a powerful conservation voter movement.

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CVI's Theory of Change

Conservation Voters for Idaho is grounded in the belief that electing pro-conservation majorities at every level of government in Idaho is the best approach to making meaningful progress in protecting Idaho’s clean air
and water, wildlife, and open spaces.

Our family of organizations provides us with a unique advantage in influencing Idaho’s political process, which is where most environmental issues are won or lost.

Download our 2022-2023 Impact Report to see some of CVI and CVIEF’s recent accomplishments.

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OUR MISSION

To create the political environment to protect the natural environment.

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OUR MISSION

To inform, engage, and empower Idahoans to protect our democracy, natural environment and healthy communities.

WHAT WE DO

We influence environmental policy by electing pro-conservation leaders to office, keeping elected officials accountable for their votes on the issues that matter, shaping sound environmental policy, and defending free and fair elections.

WHAT WE DO

We create and foster a robust and inclusive democracy that builds generational support for the environment by building an informed and engaged electorate and developing qualified and diverse individuals who are well-positioned to serve in office.

OUR ISSUES

  • Supporting climate action and clean energy initiatives
  • Advocating for responsible water management and land conservation
  • Supporting pollution-reduction efforts through improving transportation infrastructure
  • Defending Idahoans’ right to vote and maintaining our safe and secure election process

OUR ROLE IN POLITICS

  • Taking Action in the Statehouse
    Between January and April CVI serves as your eyes, ears, and voice in the Idaho legislature on behalf of local and state conservation issues.
  • Electing Pro-conservation Candidates
    Advancing conservation policy begins at the ballot box by electing candidates who value our natural environment. CVI is the only conservation organization in Idaho to endorse candidates in our municipal and general elections.

OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS

  • Boards and Commissions Fellowship Program
    designed to increase the representative diversity in community leadership by recruiting underrepresented groups in Idaho to serve on appointed boards and commissions.
  • Democracy for All Civic Engagement Program
    CVIEF is dedicated to protecting access to the ballot box and expanding voting rights for all Idahoans.
  • Clean Energy for All Program
    CEFA works bipartisanly to elevate clean energy in elections, get more clean and local energy on the grid, and create a strong base of support for clean energy throughout the state.