By Will Whelan, Director of Government Relations
January 13, 2017
A majestic 80-foot Engelmann spruce from the Payette National Forest has graced the Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C. this holiday season.
By Sunny Healey
February 12, 2016
Finding food during the winter season can be difficult for some animals. With a lot at stake for people and wildlife, Fish & Game is working with the community to find solutions.
By Bas Hargrove, Senior Policy Representative
September 27, 2016
Getting past the doom & gloom & getting to practical solutions.
By Clark Shafer, Associate Director of Development
November 29, 2016
After a long hiatus, our Associate Director of Development rediscovers a connection with a very special landscape and the sagebrush steppe.
By Justin Petty
November 19, 2015
Traveling, exploring, and hiking - our Upper Salmon conservation manager shares his appreciation for the wonders of the planet.
By Nancy Mendelsohn, Director of Operations
July 14, 2016
There is a lot of nature happening just outside the backdoor- our Director of Operations shares her story.
By David Weskamp, Conservation Manager for Eastern Idaho
September 02, 2016
Our East Idaho Conservation Manager is reminded of the incredible conservation work happening around the state when he shares the beauty of Idaho's wild places with family.
By Dayna Gross, Senior Conservation Manager
August 05, 2016
We spend a lot of time looking at the natural world but what if listening is just as important? New research is taking a closer look at the role of sound in animal and insect behavior.
By Bas Hargrove
October 22, 2015
Boise for Clean Water and Open Space is a ballot measure campaign to protect areas like the Boise River and the Boise Foothills through property acquisition and improvement projects.
By Valerie Connor, Board Liaison
July 07, 2016
Our flagship preserve delivers a very special connection to nature for one of our staff.
By Mark Davidson, Director of Conservation Initiatives
May 27, 2016
Producing food while striving to achieve lasting conservation for people and nature is a challenging balancing act but the opportunities are real.
By Lisa Eller, Director of Communications
February 23, 2016
With a shrinking western range increasing the pressure on the greater sage grouse, the Crooked Creek Ranch is an area the birds can survive and thrive. This spring we are launching a project to build a healthier and more diverse sagebrush habitat.
By Kennon McClintock, Watershed Manager Bonner's Ferry
April 12, 2016
Bats play a critical role in a healthy ecosystem but colonies across North America are facing tremendous threats. To understand how to address these challenges our Bonner's Ferry Watershed Manager has started tracking the resident bat population.
By Tess O'Sullivan, Protection Specialist
April 20, 2016
While waiting for spring with her children, our Protection Specialist delights in reconnecting with the natural world.
By Melissa Masucci, Director of Development
May 20, 2016
By Justin Petty, Conservation Manager for Upper Salmon
May 17, 2016
Climate change and growing food demands are part of the complex set of challenges salmon face on the path to recovery. Our central Idaho conservation manager takes a look at threats and solutions for this iconic species.
By Lou Lunte, Deputy Director of The Nature Conservancy in Idaho
March 25, 2016
What happens when a wilderness ranger and a sentinel pika develop a relationship of mutual respect? Our deputy director shares his heartwarming story.
By Christine Peterson
March 25, 2016
The adorable American pika has quickly become a symbol of climate change’s collateral damage. A new study suggests there may be hope for this charming mammal in Idaho's Pioneer Mountains.
By Megan Grover-Cereda
January 25, 2016
After traveling around the state for our 50th anniversary, Marketing Specialist, Megan Grover-Cereda, reflects on what makes Idaho's wild places so special.
By Edna Rey-Vizgirdas, Boise National Forest botanist
December 23, 2015
Winter is the most stressful time of year for Idaho’s wildlife. But animals have strategies for survival in winter -- hibernation, migration, or toughing it out.
By Lou Lunte
November 23, 2015
The crystal clear water, unique geology, and rare invertebrates make the Thousand Springs area a special place worth visiting. To help us celebrate our 50th anniversary, Deputy State Director Lou Lunte shared a favorite memory from his time there.
By Clark Shafer
November 10, 2015
Acronyms are unavoidable these days but for our Associate Director of Development, LWCF is one he would like to stay with us forever.
By All staff
November 05, 2015
The Nature Conservancy staff and trustees were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ken Pursley, former trustee and long-time friend of conservation. Our thoughts are with his family.
By Will Whelan
October 19, 2015
Over 170 Nature Conservancy volunteers, representing all fifty states, took to Capitol Hill this October for meetings with members of Congress about the importance of nature in their communities. The Idaho group asked the Idaho congressional delegation to support two core priorities.
By Lisa Eller
September 28, 2015
Beaver-built structures are critical to healthy, functioning natural systems, yet they often cause water-related challenges for landowners. A new approach at the Flat Ranch Preserve might provide a solution.
By Maria Rachal and Alex Jones
August 14, 2015
Interns arrived at the Flat Ranch Preserve this summer from Virginia, armed with a basic understanding of The Nature Conservancy’s mission and an adventurous spirit for exploring the West.
By Will Whelan
August 17, 2015
The skyrocketing cost of firefighting threatens the ability of the Forest Service to manage the benefits that Americans derive from our public lands. The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, a bi-partisan bill that would change how the federal government budgets for wildfire disasters, might be the solution.