'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service Newscasts https://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php Public News Service The Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media. Public News Service info@publicnewsservice.org no Idaho Governor Assembles Diverse Groups to Plan Salmon Recovery Thu, 27 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-27/environment/idaho-governor-assembles-diverse-groups-to-plan-salmon-recovery/a66912-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-27/environment/idaho-governor-assembles-diverse-groups-to-plan-salmon-recovery/a66912-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Salmon Recovery Water ID Seeks Inventive Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Projects Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-10/endangered-species-and-wildlife/id-seeks-inventive-sage-grouse-habitat-conservation-projects/a66738-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-10/endangered-species-and-wildlife/id-seeks-inventive-sage-grouse-habitat-conservation-projects/a66738-1 sage grouse habitat have an opportunity to submit their proposals to the state. State agencies have $600,000 available for projects that help improve habitat for the endangered bird species. The deadline to submit proposals is June 28. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Idaho busca proyectos para conservar el hábitat del Urogallo Silvestre Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-10/endangered-species-and-wildlife/idaho-busca-proyectos-para-conservar-el-habitat-del-urogallo-silvestre/a66750-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-10/endangered-species-and-wildlife/idaho-busca-proyectos-para-conservar-el-habitat-del-urogallo-silvestre/a66750-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Community Issues and Volunteering Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Water Study: West Should Look to Southeast's Prescribed Burn Model Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-07/environment/study-west-should-look-to-southeasts-prescribed-burn-model/a66716-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-07/environment/study-west-should-look-to-southeasts-prescribed-burn-model/a66716-1 analyzed the use of prescribed burns across the country between 1998 and 2018, and found the Southeast used more than twice the amount of prescribed burns as the rest of the country. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Estudio: El Oeste debería ver el modelo prescrito de Quema del Suroeste Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-07/environment/estudio-el-oeste-deberia-ver-el-modelo-prescrito-de-quema-del-suroeste/a66732-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-07/environment/estudio-el-oeste-deberia-ver-el-modelo-prescrito-de-quema-del-suroeste/a66732-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Native American Public Lands/Wilderness ¿Qué pensaría Tomás Jefferson del cambio climático? Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-11/education/que-pensaria-tomas-jefferson-del-cambio-climatico/a65795-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-11/education/que-pensaria-tomas-jefferson-del-cambio-climatico/a65795-1 "Idea de la Naturaleza" (Idea of Nature) busca abrir la conversación sobre el medio ambiente a través de diversas áreas del saber. Esta semana Peter Onuf, erudito destacado sobre Thomas Jefferson, habla sobre las ideas del tercer Presidente de los Estados Unidos acerca de la naturaleza, la democracia y el progreso de la humanidad. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Climate Change/Air Quality Community Issues and Volunteering Education Environment Environmental Justice Family/Father Issues Public Lands/Wilderness Public-Lands Protection Package Nears Finish Line in Congress Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-22/public-lands-wilderness/public-lands-protection-package-nears-finish-line-in-congress/a65633-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-22/public-lands-wilderness/public-lands-protection-package-nears-finish-line-in-congress/a65633-1 Approved 92-8 by the Senate last week, the House is set to vote on the bill as soon as next week. The fund expired in September, although it has strong support from the public, favored by three-quarters of Americans, according to a National Wildlife Federation poll. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Energy Policy Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Public Meeting Today for Mining Exploration Project Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-06/environment/public-meeting-today-for-mining-exploration-project/a65412-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-06/environment/public-meeting-today-for-mining-exploration-project/a65412-2 proposed mining exploration project. Idaho CuMo Mining Corp., owned by a Canadian mining company, wants to look for molybdenum and other minerals in the Boise National Forest between Idaho City and Garden Valley. ...(Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Idahoans Across Political Spectrum United on Conservation Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-04/public-lands-wilderness/idahoans-across-political-spectrum-united-on-conservation/a65411-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-04/public-lands-wilderness/idahoans-across-political-spectrum-united-on-conservation/a65411-1 Conservation in the West Poll from Colorado College surveyed 400 registered voters from both parties in eight western states, including Idaho, for the first time. In the Gem State, 64 percent of respondents say Congress should emphasize protecting sources of clean air, water and wildlife habitat, compared with 23 percent who want to pursue more domestic energy sources. ...(Read More)]]> Criminal Justice Energy Policy Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Meeting on Idaho Mining Project Cancelled Due to Gov't Shutdown Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-01-10/environment/meeting-on-idaho-mining-project-cancelled-due-to-govt-shutdown/a65168-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-01-10/environment/meeting-on-idaho-mining-project-cancelled-due-to-govt-shutdown/a65168-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Water As Climate Changes, How Can Idaho Forests Adapt? Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-27/environment/as-climate-changes-how-can-idaho-forests-adapt/a65040-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-27/environment/as-climate-changes-how-can-idaho-forests-adapt/a65040-1 National Climate Assessment released this year says there's a high probability that wildfires will continue to increase in the Northwest due to climate change. John Abatzoglou, a climate researcher at the University of Idaho, says the assessment paints an important picture for the public and policymakers. He says even small steps will be key in addressing climate change. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Conforme cambia el clima, ¿cómo pueden adaptarse los Bosques de Idaho? Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-27/climate-change-air-quality/conforme-cambia-el-clima-como-pueden-adaptarse-los-bosques-de-idaho/a65078-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-27/climate-change-air-quality/conforme-cambia-el-clima-como-pueden-adaptarse-los-bosques-de-idaho/a65078-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Climate Change/Air Quality Community Issues and Volunteering Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Sustainable Agriculture With Zinke Out as Interior Secretary, Who's Next? Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-17/public-lands-wilderness/with-zinke-out-as-interior-secretary-whos-next/a64958-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-17/public-lands-wilderness/with-zinke-out-as-interior-secretary-whos-next/a64958-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Environmental Justice Public Lands/Wilderness Biologists: Wolves, Other Predators Could Aid in Fight Against CWD Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-13/endangered-species-and-wildlife/biologists-wolves-other-predators-could-aid-in-fight-against-cwd/a64900-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-13/endangered-species-and-wildlife/biologists-wolves-other-predators-could-aid-in-fight-against-cwd/a64900-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Proposal Cuts Sage-Grouse Habitat Protections Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-07/endangered-species-and-wildlife/proposal-cuts-sage-grouse-habitat-protections/a64854-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-07/endangered-species-and-wildlife/proposal-cuts-sage-grouse-habitat-protections/a64854-1 The Interior Department has released proposals in seven of the 11 states, including Idaho, where the 2015 Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan is currently in place. According to Ken Rait, project director of The Pew Charitable Trusts' Public Lands Program, the proposal eliminates 80 percent of the 11 million acres of habitat protected from oil and gas development under the current plan. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Report: Possible Idaho Constitution Violations on Land Sales Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-06/environment/report-possible-idaho-constitution-violations-on-land-sales/a64819-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-06/environment/report-possible-idaho-constitution-violations-on-land-sales/a64819-1 Idaho Department of Lands says there haven't been widespread violations of constitutional limits on state land sales, but it still flags 166 possible infractions. Last year, The Wilderness Society and the Idaho Conservation League raised alarms that there may have been 300 violations of state limits on the number of acres it can sell to a single individual or entity, prompting a 21-month review from the IDL. Brad Brooks, director of public lands for The Wilderness Society, says the 166 possible violations on state lands are alarming, especially as some state politicians push for transfer of federal public lands to the state. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Study: Wildlife Draws Huge Crowds to Idaho BLM Lands Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-09-28/public-lands-wilderness/study-wildlife-draws-huge-crowds-to-idaho-blm-lands/a64148-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-09-28/public-lands-wilderness/study-wildlife-draws-huge-crowds-to-idaho-blm-lands/a64148-1 according to a new report. A first-of-its-kind study conducted by Southwick Associates finds there were more than 460,000 hunting trips, nearly 300,000 fishing trips and more than 190,000 visits to see wildlife on Idaho BLM lands in 2016. Those excursions generated $85 million in salaries and wages. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Idaho Delegation, Supporters Gather to Protect Conservation Program Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-23/public-lands-wilderness/idaho-delegation-supporters-gather-to-protect-conservation-program/a63773-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-23/public-lands-wilderness/idaho-delegation-supporters-gather-to-protect-conservation-program/a63773-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Lawsuit Filed against Suction Dredge Miner without Permit Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-17/environment/lawsuit-filed-against-suction-dredge-miner-without-permit/a63716-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-17/environment/lawsuit-filed-against-suction-dredge-miner-without-permit/a63716-1 filed suit against a California man for suction dredge gold mining on the South Fork of the Clearwater River without a permit under the Clean Water Act. The Idaho Conservation League describes Shannon Poe, who heads a mining advocacy group, as a repeat offender, and the group has told Poe since 2016 of its intent to file a lawsuit if he didn't follow clean water laws. Fines for violating the Clean Water Act can surpass $50,000 a day. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Water Conservation Fund that Helped Protect Timber Jobs Expires Soon Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-10/public-lands-wilderness/conservation-fund-that-helped-protect-timber-jobs-expires-soon/a63655-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-10/public-lands-wilderness/conservation-fund-that-helped-protect-timber-jobs-expires-soon/a63655-1 Land and Water Conservation Fund – a program that has received bipartisan support in the past. Idaho has received nearly $280 million since the LWCF was created more than 50 years ago. It has helped protect places as diverse as the Boise Foothills and Hell's Canyon. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Sustainable Agriculture Program Protecting Scenic Idaho Sites Could Expire Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-02/public-lands-wilderness/program-protecting-scenic-idaho-sites-could-expire/a63105-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-02/public-lands-wilderness/program-protecting-scenic-idaho-sites-could-expire/a63105-1 Land and Water Conservation Fund. LuVerne Grussing, a former recreation planner for the Bureau of Land Management, said the fund has been vital to protecting the scenic waterways of the Lower Salmon River from development. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Lawsuit Filed as BLM Swaps Sage Grouse for Oil and Gas Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-01/endangered-species-and-wildlife/lawsuit-filed-as-blm-swaps-sage-grouse-for-oil-and-gas/a62356-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-01/endangered-species-and-wildlife/lawsuit-filed-as-blm-swaps-sage-grouse-for-oil-and-gas/a62356-2 filed suit yesterday in federal court. The sales came after the agency rolled back protections for greater sage-grouse habitat and cut opportunities for the public to have a say in how public lands are managed. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Idahoans Encouraged to Stargaze During Dark Sky Week Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-04-17/environment/idahoans-encouraged-to-stargaze-during-dark-sky-week/a62218-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-04-17/environment/idahoans-encouraged-to-stargaze-during-dark-sky-week/a62218-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Health Mental Health Public Lands/Wilderness Urban Planning/Transportation ID Legislators Show Bipartisan Support for State's Wild Rivers Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-26/public-lands-wilderness/id-legislators-show-bipartisan-support-for-states-wild-rivers/a61939-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-26/public-lands-wilderness/id-legislators-show-bipartisan-support-for-states-wild-rivers/a61939-1 Senate Concurrent Resolution 132 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, which protects a number of rivers in the Gem State, including the Middle Fork Salmon, Selway, and rivers in the Owyhee Canyonlands. Former Idaho Sen. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Water Law Enforcement, Sportsmen Urge Governor to Veto Trespassing Bill Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-26/environment/law-enforcement-sportsmen-urge-governor-to-veto-trespassing-bill/a61939-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-26/environment/law-enforcement-sportsmen-urge-governor-to-veto-trespassing-bill/a61939-2 House Bill 658 would increase penalties for the crime and make multiple violations a felony. ...(Read More)]]> Criminal Justice Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Conservation, Timber Come Together for Conference on National Forests Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-20/environment/conservation-timber-come-together-for-conference-on-national-forests/a61872-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-20/environment/conservation-timber-come-together-for-conference-on-national-forests/a61872-1 Resilient Landscapes, Thriving Communities" conference is taking place in Coeur D'Alene today and tomorrow in the spirit of collaboration between conservationists, the timber industry, the U.S. Forest Service and local elected officials. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Changes to Sage Grouse Protection Plan Expected Soon Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-17/endangered-species-and-wildlife/changes-to-sage-grouse-protection-plan-expected-soon/a61052-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-17/endangered-species-and-wildlife/changes-to-sage-grouse-protection-plan-expected-soon/a61052-1 Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says his agency is re-examining the plan to see if it hinders energy development, meaning sage grouse habitat could be opened up to more drilling and mining. Jack Connelly is a former wildlife biologist who worked for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for nearly three decades. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Bill Provides Proactive Way to Conserve Species Before They're Endangered Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-18/endangered-species-and-wildlife/bill-provides-proactive-way-to-conserve-species-before-theyre-endangered/a60664-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-18/endangered-species-and-wildlife/bill-provides-proactive-way-to-conserve-species-before-theyre-endangered/a60664-1 Recovering America's Wildlife Act, it would fund states' wildlife management efforts before species are in dire need of help. The co-sponsors – Republican Rep. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Public Lands/Wilderness Mining Companies Won't Be Required to Pay to Clean Up Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-05/environment/mining-companies-wont-be-required-to-pay-to-clean-up/a60526-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-05/environment/mining-companies-wont-be-required-to-pay-to-clean-up/a60526-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Waste Reduction/Recycling Groups Ask for Public-Lands Commitment from Interior Dept. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-17/public-lands-wilderness/groups-ask-for-public-lands-commitment-from-interior-dept/a60298-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-17/public-lands-wilderness/groups-ask-for-public-lands-commitment-from-interior-dept/a60298-1 sent a petition to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, asking him to commit his agency to keep public lands in public hands. The coalition filed the letter under the Administrative Procedure Act, requesting that Zinke develop regulations to prohibit the sale or transfer of public lands without consent from Congress. Martin Hackworth is the executive director of the Sharetrails.org/Blue Ribbon Coalition, which supports motorized vehicle use on public lands. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Public Lands/Wilderness BLM Holds Meetings in Idaho on Possible Changes to Sage Grouse Plan Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-06/endangered-species-and-wildlife/blm-holds-meetings-in-idaho-on-possible-changes-to-sage-grouse-plan/a60138-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-06/endangered-species-and-wildlife/blm-holds-meetings-in-idaho-on-possible-changes-to-sage-grouse-plan/a60138-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Will "Resilient Federal Forest Act" Really Protect ID Against Wildfires? Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-03/environment/will-resilient-federal-forest-act-really-protect-id-against-wildfires/a60122-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-03/environment/will-resilient-federal-forest-act-really-protect-id-against-wildfires/a60122-1 Resilient Federal Forests Act is aimed at protecting forests from fires. But conservation groups in Idaho and across the country say it undermines the most meaningful efforts to do just that. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Bill Introduced to Fight Wildfires Like Other Natural Disasters Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-25/environment/bill-introduced-to-fight-wildfires-like-other-natural-disasters/a59545-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-25/environment/bill-introduced-to-fight-wildfires-like-other-natural-disasters/a59545-1 Wildfire Disaster Funding Act has the support of congressional delegations from Idaho and other Northwest states. Its introduction is timely, as the cost of fighting wildfires in 2017 has already exceeded $2 billion, the most expensive year on record. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Floaters Call for Snake River to Run Free Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-08/environment/floaters-call-for-snake-river-to-run-free/a59356-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-08/environment/floaters-call-for-snake-river-to-run-free/a59356-1 (Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Native American Public Lands/Wilderness Water Thinking Like Beavers Could Help Combat Drought Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-31/environment/thinking-like-beavers-could-help-combat-drought/a59231-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-31/environment/thinking-like-beavers-could-help-combat-drought/a59231-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Water Despite Concerns, Nearly All Idaho's Trust Lands Open to Public Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-10/public-lands-wilderness/despite-concerns-nearly-all-idahos-trust-lands-open-to-public/a58437-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-10/public-lands-wilderness/despite-concerns-nearly-all-idahos-trust-lands-open-to-public/a58437-1 new map from the Idaho Department of Lands shows nearly all of the state's trust lands are open for recreation. In response to a measure that ultimately failed during the 2017 legislative session, House Concurrent Resolution 20, the department unveiled a map revealing 2.3 million of the 2.4 million acres of trust lands are accessible by foot or water, and in some cases by motorized vehicle. That amounts to nearly 96 percent of the acreage, says Tom Schultz, director of the Idaho Department of Lands. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Tips for Avoiding Danger This Fourth of July Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-30/health-issues/tips-for-avoiding-danger-this-fourth-of-july/a58329-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-30/health-issues/tips-for-avoiding-danger-this-fourth-of-july/a58329-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Health Public Lands/Wilderness Advocates in D.C. to Defend Craters, Other National Monuments Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-08/public-lands-wilderness/advocates-in-d-c-to-defend-craters-other-national-monuments/a58005-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-08/public-lands-wilderness/advocates-in-d-c-to-defend-craters-other-national-monuments/a58005-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Inclusion on National Monuments Review Said to "Undermine" Craters of the Moon Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-26/public-lands-wilderness/inclusion-on-national-monuments-review-said-to-undermine-craters-of-the-moon/a57860-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-26/public-lands-wilderness/inclusion-on-national-monuments-review-said-to-undermine-craters-of-the-moon/a57860-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Public Lands/Wilderness West Should Prepare for 'Mega-Fires,' Scientists Say Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-18/climate-change-air-quality/west-should-prepare-for-mega-fires-scientists-say/a57310-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-18/climate-change-air-quality/west-should-prepare-for-mega-fires-scientists-say/a57310-1 recent research confirms that states will need to brace for more frequent, and bigger, wildfires because of climate change. South Dakota State University scientist Mark Cochrane studied more than a decade's worth of satellite data examining nearly 23,000 fires worldwide. He says the biggest fires emerged from similar conditions. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Salmon Need More Spill Over Dams, Judge Rules Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-29/environment/salmon-need-more-spill-over-dams-judge-rules/a57039-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-29/environment/salmon-need-more-spill-over-dams-judge-rules/a57039-1 has ordered more water be released from dams on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers to improve survival chances for endangered salmon in the region. The order came from U.S. District Judge Michael Simon on a motion filed by conservation groups that had support from the State of Oregon and Nez Perce Tribe. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Salmon Recovery Water Outdoor Enthusiasts Rally in Support of Public Lands Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-03/public-lands-wilderness/outdoor-enthusiasts-rally-in-support-of-public-lands/a56671-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-03/public-lands-wilderness/outdoor-enthusiasts-rally-in-support-of-public-lands/a56671-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Public Lands/Wilderness Research: Idaho Land Sales May Have Violated State Constitution Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-02-22/public-lands-wilderness/research-idaho-land-sales-may-have-violated-state-constitution/a56536-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-02-22/public-lands-wilderness/research-idaho-land-sales-may-have-violated-state-constitution/a56536-1 (Read More)]]> Public Lands/Wilderness Congress Targets Updated BLM Land-Use Planning Rules Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-02-21/public-lands-wilderness/congress-targets-updated-blm-land-use-planning-rules/a56473-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-02-21/public-lands-wilderness/congress-targets-updated-blm-land-use-planning-rules/a56473-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Environmental Justice Public Lands/Wilderness Opening Salvos in Public-Lands Transfer Fight Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-06/public-lands-wilderness/opening-salvos-in-public-lands-transfer-fight/a55788-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-06/public-lands-wilderness/opening-salvos-in-public-lands-transfer-fight/a55788-1 (Read More)]]> Public Lands/Wilderness ID Senator Introduces Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Bill Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-12/public-lands-wilderness/id-senator-introduces-scotchman-peaks-wilderness-bill/a55328-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-12/public-lands-wilderness/id-senator-introduces-scotchman-peaks-wilderness-bill/a55328-1 (Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Conservation Groups Voice Concern Over Interior Secretary Pick Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-12/environment/conservation-groups-voice-concern-over-interior-secretary-pick/a55328-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-12/environment/conservation-groups-voice-concern-over-interior-secretary-pick/a55328-2 (Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Native American Public Lands/Wilderness Lower Snake River Dams, Nez Perce Treaty Rights at Issue Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-15/endangered-species-and-wildlife/lower-snake-river-dams-nez-perce-treaty-rights-at-issue/a54959-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-15/endangered-species-and-wildlife/lower-snake-river-dams-nez-perce-treaty-rights-at-issue/a54959-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Native American Public Lands/Wilderness Salmon Recovery Researcher: Sage Grouse Conservation an Ecosystem Protector Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-07/environment/researcher-sage-grouse-conservation-an-ecosystem-protector/a54826-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-07/environment/researcher-sage-grouse-conservation-an-ecosystem-protector/a54826-1 new study says some other birds might get protection underneath the grouse's feathers. Researchers found three songbirds that live alongside the grouse have benefited from efforts to conserve sagebrush and grouse habitat throughout 11 western states, including Idaho. Patrick Donnelly, a landscape ecologist at Intermountain West Joint Venture and one of the research authors, says conservation efforts are focused on areas with lots of sage grouse and his research shows the effects of that on the other birds. ...(Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Lawsuit Reopened Against Atlanta Gold Mine Over Boise River Pollution Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-04/environment/lawsuit-reopened-against-atlanta-gold-mine-over-boise-river-pollution/a54780-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-04/environment/lawsuit-reopened-against-atlanta-gold-mine-over-boise-river-pollution/a54780-1 reopening a lawsuit against the Atlanta Gold Mine over discharges of arsenic into the headwaters of the Boise River from the company's mine near Atlanta, Idaho. The Idaho Conservation League and Northwest Environmental Defense Center say they have alerted the court to nearly 500 violations of the Clean Water Act since a U.S. District Court Judge ordered the company to clean up its act in 2013. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Environmental Justice Public Lands/Wilderness Toxics Water