Idaho Focus Areas

Idaho is home to vast, wild landscapes and some of the most ecologically intact regions of the Columbia River Basin and Northern Rockies.

We’re working to protect the most pristine of these wild Idaho lands, especially important wildlife and fish habitat. Part of that work includes restoring and connecting large landscapes.

Clearwater Basin

The Clearwater Basin includes millions of acres of forests, rivers and mountains. Since Lewis and Clark passed through the area two centuries ago, the Clearwater has been threatened by logging and road construction. We are helping to restore key wildlife and fish habitat.

Boise and Payette National Forest

Spanning over 2.3 million acres of some of west-central Idaho's most diverse landscapes, the Boise and Payette National Forest includes everything from desert grasslands to high elevation conifer forests and alpine peaks. 

  • In the first of a three management plans to be released in 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado missed a great opportunity to protect some of Colorado's most treasured landscapes—including the Dolores River, lands surrounding Mesa Verde National Park and recreation hub

  • When school was out for the summer in the suburbs of Manhattan where I grew up, my mom packed our little Subaru hatchback with sleeping bags, a tent, a cooler filled with fruit and sandwich meat, hiking boots, rain gear, and three kids, and headed West.  Like generations before and since, w

  • The Forest Service recently released a plan that could protect much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.