Idaho

Idaho is home to some of the most rugged and remote wildlands in the United States. Its forests, mountain deserts and rivers support some of the most diverse plant and animals species in the American west.

Stories from Idaho

Learn more about Idaho's wildlands from residents who live, work and play on the land.

Idaho focus areas

Idaho's Clearwater Basin, Boise National Forest and Payette National Forest are two diverse wildlands in need of greater protection.

Other campaigns in Idaho

In addition to the national forests we're working to protect, we're also fighting threats to Idaho's rare wild desert canyonlands and struggling wildlife species.

Help protect Idaho

You can help ensure that Idaho's wildlands remain vibrant and healthy for generations to come. Join us in protecting Idaho wildlands.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Citing some of “the most beautiful and iconic landscapes on earth” in Teton County’s backyard, the board of commissioners Tuesday morning unanimously passed a resolution that “opposes any and all efforts by the State of Wyoming to obtain the wholesale transfer of federal lands in Wyoming” to the state. In January, Sweetwater County filed a letter with the state legislature stating similar opposition to measures that would turn over federal public lands—such as parks, wilderness, and national forests—to state jurisdiction and management.

  • Tim Woody

    In spite of Royal Dutch Shell’s disastrous performance during the 2012 Arctic Ocean drilling season, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today conditionally approved the company’s 2015 exploration plan, which provides even fewer safeguards for the Chukchi Sea and its sensitive coastline than Shell had in place three years ago. Shell also plans to bring a different rig operated by a new contractor to the Arctic Ocean in 2015, which could result in unexpected transport and drilling problems.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society strongly supports bipartisan legislation, the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2015 (S. 235, H.R. 167), to fix a budgetary problem called “fire borrowing.”  This is a destructive cycle in which the Forest Service is forced to take funds from other forest programs when its allotted wildfire funds are used up, essentially robbing Peter to pay Paul to put out fires in our national forests.