Other Campaigns in Idaho

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

Idaho is home to some of the wildest deserts and rivers left in the American west. Iconic bighorn sheep roam the state's forests and mountains, but are at risk. At Wilderness, we're working to protect these wildlands and the wildlife that call them home.

Owyhee Canyonlands

The Owyhee Canyonlands span southwest Idaho, southeast Oregon and northeast Nevada. They are among the most remote areas of the continental United States. Sagebrush and juniper cover the dry desert grounds, which rise up into beautiful mountains, hoodoos (tall thin rock formations), natural arches and river canyons.

Bighorn Sheep

For decades, deadly yet preventable diseases have ravaged Idaho’s population of bighorn sheep. Our work is helping turn that situation around.

 

  • Emily Linroth

    Today, several measures aimed to roll back protections on our nation’s public lands were defeated in the Senate as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill. These amendments would have, among other effects, dismantled permanent protection for millions of acres of wilderness quality lands (S.A. 166) that await protection and weakened the Antiquities Act (S.A. 132), a law used by 16 presidents to protect places such as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty. 

  • Michael Reinemer

    The agency rule was issued after a federal court ruled in 2013 that the Forest Service was in violation of an executive order on off-road vehicle management. The statement from The Wilderness Society follows:

  • Jennifer Dickson

    Despite major risks, obstacles and climate change concerns, the proposed plan would allow drilling for oil and gas in this remote, fragile and rapidly warming environment.

    The proposed Chukchi and Beaufort sea lease sales exclude relatively small areas where leasing would be prohibited.