Stories from Idaho

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

Idaho is home to some of the most ruggest and remote wildlands in the United States. The state's diverse wildlife and plant species are among the rarest in the American west. Residents and visitors alike see first-hand how valuable and vulnerable this amazing wild place can be.

Joe's Story

Meet Joe, an Idaho backcountry horseman who shares his love of wilderness with fellow riders and others. Joe knows Idaho's wildlands well and works hard to protect them.

  • 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.