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Who Is The Idaho Wildlife Federation?

What is the Idaho Wildlife Federation (IWF) really about? Many sportsmen, and women, have been led to believe that IWF is a pro-hunting advocacy group. Looking at their activities and associations creates some concerns about this position. When Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) failed in their mission to have wildlife overpasses desecrate the Island Park area, […]

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Threats to Salmon & Challis

The Craighead Institute has been in operation since 1964 with a focus on research in designing and managing research projects that support conservation in the Northern Rockies. Another focus is “…to maintain healthy populations of native plants, wildlife and people as part of sustainable, functioning ecosystems.” Where on earth did they get the idea it […]

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Salmon-Challis National Forest Collaboratives

With the death of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, NGOs, federal and state agencies, and land trusts had to reorganize. This reorganization has taken place under the Network for Landscape Conservation (NLC). With foundations, the NLC set up the Doris Duke funded “Catalyst Fund“, part of which will be used to “build capacity“. This is a […]

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Idaho Legislators & Citizens Beware

Although not completely confirmed, it appears the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) may be on the way out, partially due to lack of continued funding. In a scramble, how will these partnerships between non-governmental organizations (NGO), federal agencies, state agencies, and land trusts continue as a large network to accomplish their large landscape conservation goals? There […]

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More Takeover Of Idaho Land

The Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREP) has been reintroduced by a New York representative for the seventh time in Congress, and has been referred to the Natural Resources Committee. This bill, H.R. 1321, is another attempt at taking more land away from Idaho citizens for use and designating it as wilderness, wild and scenic […]

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Network For Landscape Conservation

It is well known that the federal government is heavily in bed with non-governmental organizations (NGO), especially our resource agencies through the Department of Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). What may not be understood is how big that bed is or why federal agencies continue to implement NGO objectives over the voice […]

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House Joint Memorial 6

In this 2019 legislative session, House Joint Memorial 6 (HJM 6), Wildlife Crossings, has passed through the Transportation & Defense Committee for a third reading. It specifically relates to the omission of local citizen and government involvement in the decision for wildlife overpasses in the Targhee Pass transportation project. HJM 6 is a memorial that […]

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Community Based Tourism

Technocrats, those who are driven to have scientific control over society, are working hard to ultimately design how we recreate, known as Community Based Tourism (CBT). In there quest for ultimate control, they are determined to design the area where we recreate, dictate how we manage our businesses and behave as tourists, and decide how […]