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. 

  • Every year, a coalition of conservation and environmental groups produce a report to help Congress as it debates the federal budget for the year. This report, has typically been to referred to as the "Green Budget." This year, it is titled "Green Investments," and it illustrates the importance of reinvesting in conservation and natural resources programs for Fiscal Year 2015 by looking at some of the effects of recent budget cuts. 

  • The Honorable Doc Hastings, Chairman
    U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
    1324 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
     
    The Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member
    U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
    1324 Longworth House Building
    Washington, DC 20515
     
    Dear Chairman Hastings, Ranking Member DeFazio and Members of the Committee:
     
  • These comments were submitted by The Wilderness Society and our partners on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the TransWest Express Transmission Line. The proposed TransWest Express Transmission Project would deliver renewable energy produced in Wyoming to the Desert Southwest region, and would traverse Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada along its 725-mile route.