Courtnie Dawson

Communications Coordinator




As CVI’s Communications Coordinator, I work with our program staff and leadership to create and publish content on our mission and news surrounding relevant conservation issues. Using our social media platforms, website, and email newsletters, I help to keep CVI supporters and partners updated on CVI activity inside and outside the Statehouse.

My Story

I’m a conservation voter because being born and raised in Boise meant public lands were just a few minutes away. I spent my childhood camping, hiking, swimming, and huckleberry picking in Idaho’s most treasured lands and waters. My respect and appreciation for Idaho nature and wildlife nudged me into a degree in Environmental Studies at Boise State University, with minors in Anthropology and Sustainability. Since graduating my love for the outdoors has only grown, adding river floats, flyfishing, and backpacking to my list of experiences and reasons to stand up for Idaho’s public lands.


  • Bachelor of Arts from Boise State University in Environmental Studies, minors in Sustainability and Anthropology.

  • Active journalism experience contributing to Idaho’s local food scene with written pieces for FARE Idaho, Edible Idaho, Just Eat Local Blog, Inland Northwest Food Network, and Visit Idaho.

  • Social media manager for Edible Idaho magazine, FARE Idaho, Oliver Friendly Foods, and the Just Eat Local restaurant group.

  • Adjunct professor at Boise State University for the University Foundations class “Thinking About Climate Change”, as well as an educational presenter for Idaho Rural Water Association, Bee City USA, and Boise State Bee Club.


Cooking, gardening, food preserving, beekeeping, floating the Boise river, backpacking, writing, yoga, and all with a book within reach at every given moment.