Items by Glenn Oakley
In Idaho, the Environmental Protection Agency is giving farmers a shot at regulating themselves and voluntarily applying techniques to manage soil erosion.
The romantic appeal of the logging industry surely adds to the community spirit seen at Horseshoe Bend's Loggers' Day in Idaho. But there is another reason logging and millwork have maintained a definite sense of worth: the pay.
The 1934 Taylor Grazing Act brought order to the Old West: grazing districts, advisory boards, government-subsidized stock ponds, reservoirs and fences, and more.
Out across a sea of lava now hardened into shining basalt, a line of low volcanoes and spatter cones mark Idaho's Great Rift.
The last remaining herd of caribou in the lower 48 states, in the Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho, has been listed as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The biggest earthquake in the United States in 24 years rippled through Idaho on October 28, blasting trees from the ground and causing widespread damage.
Watt's unique concept of balanced management landed on Idaho with his appointments to the BLM districts' citizen advisory boards.
Wilderness is promising to be Idaho's environmental hot potato this summer as Sen. James McClure prepares a state wilderness bill and the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service continue a series of wilderness plans.
High Country News contributor Glenn Oakley interviews Idaho's U.S. Senator James McClure on roadless rules, the sale of federal lands, and other issues.
A proposed northern Idaho timber sale, called unacceptable by the state Bureau of Water Quality, has resulted in attempts by the Forest Service and timber industry to rewrite the state water pollution law.
Idaho's utilities currently have nine proposals for major dams on Idaho rivers, despite dropping electricity demand.
The Bureau of Land Management is again processing homestead applications authorized by the Desert Land Act, which has long been used to claim marginal farmland in Idaho.
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