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.

  • Map and infographics showing the region of the plan, what matters in the Pacific Northwestt (1), what people want in a Northwest Forest Plan (2) and what most voters support in a revised Northwest Forest plan (3). A two page summary of the polls results is below the map and infographics.

  • statewide survey of 600 registered voters in Washington, Oregon and California, with an additional oversample of 200 registered voters in California counties, was conducted by telephone using professional interviewers, including 45% of all interviews conducted via cell phone.

  • “We Can’t Wait: Why we need reform of the federal coal program now,” shows how the industry has been passing on millions in costs every day to the public. The status quo of the program has impacted public lands to the tune of billions of dollars and could multiply if coal companies aren’t held responsible for cleanup as they go bankrupt. Damages due to climate change from mining emissions will cost billions and drinking water for entire cities could be lost to mining or polluted beyond safe drinking levels.