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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 


Feeding hungry families, on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: The newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we'll return first thing Friday.)


2020Talks - November 25, 2020 


Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing.

Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

A proposed cellphone tower would be near a popular recreation site, Redfish Lake, in Idaho's Sawtooth National Recreation Area. (Riley Yerkovich/Flickr)

STANLEY, Idaho -- Critics in central Idaho don't want a cellphone tower to be part of the view of the region's iconic Sawtooth Mountains. Groups are requesting the Idaho Land Board reconsider New Cingular Wireless's lease to AT&T to build a 195-foot cell tower on a parcel of state endowment land wi

A pasta maker creates pellets containing seeds that could be key to sagebrush restoration. (The Nature Conservancy)

BOISE, Idaho -- The recipe for restoring the West's Sagebrush Sea could involve pasta makers. A project stewing in Idaho and four other western states is testing a new method for replanting sagebrush and other native brunchgrasses. Matt Cahill, Sagebrush Sea program director for The Nature Conserv

Some activists say with all the destruction seen from wildfires this year, the nation could be reaching a turning point in getting through to climate change deniers. But President Donald Trump is still not publicly linking the two issues. (Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- From destroyed properties and wilderness to smoky air, the Northwest is reeling from more wildfires this season. The Center for Western Priorities, a conservation group in the Rocky Mountain region, said there's no doubt climate change plays a role, and that political barriers are m

The Land and Water Conservation Fund helped the Bureau of Land Management turn the Blackwell Island Recreation Site into a major recreation spot. (BLM/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- In a major victory for conservation, President Donald Trump is slated to sign the Great American Outdoors Act today. Included in the legislation is a little-known but key program called the Land and Water Conservation Fund that is used for everything from improving access to public l

More aspen in Caribou-Targhee National Forest is expected to improve the habitat for ungulates, like moose. (Cathey Hardin/US Forest Service)

ASHTON, Idaho -- A project is bringing aspen trees back to eastern Idaho, making a forest more attractive to wildlife and potentially more fire resilient. Aspen regeneration will happen on nearly 50,000 acres of the Middle Henry's Fork Watershed in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, which border

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest has a $141 million maintenance backlog. (Greg Tensmeyer/U.S. Forest Service)

BOISE, Idaho -- The Senate has passed a bill to address the deep backlog of maintenance on the country's public lands. Idaho has the third largest maintenance backlog on national forest lands, with more than $500 million in needs. Jonathan Oppenheimer, external relations director for the Idaho C

The South Fork Salmon River in central Idaho is a popular recreation river. (Wendy Jones/American Rivers)

MCCALL, Idaho -- For the third year in a row, the South Fork Salmon River has been named one of the most endangered in the country. That's according the group American Rivers, which has released its list of the country's ten most threatened rivers. For the South Fork Salmon, the threat comes from

The Cenarussa Ranch easement provides more than three miles of access to public lands. (Tess O'Sullivan/TNC)

CAREY, Idaho -- A conservation easement in south-central Idaho is helping protect access to public lands. The easement surrounds the Cenarrusa Ranch, located northeast of the town of Carey, between the Pioneer Mountains and Craters of the Moon National Monument. It will preserve about 7,600 acres

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