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.

 

  • Comments from The Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and others submitted to the Bureau of Land Management regarding proposed rules for leasing land for wind and solar energy projects on federal lands. 

  • The 114th Congress faces a multitude of environmental challenges. The Wilderness Society is working the halls of power to make sure that America's wild places are part of the legislative agenda, and to make sure that lawmakers and staff are hearing both sides of the issues.

  • The Wilderness Society submitted official comments on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation plan that was proposed early in the fall of 2014. The comment period allowed for broad public participation in determining the future of balancing conservation and recreation with renewable energy development.

    The following is an excerpt from our comments submitted on February 22, 2015. The full comment document is available for download.