Waterfall on the Selway River
Selway River Waterfall on the Selway River © © Craig Miller


Message From the Idaho State Director

We are all in this together, a statement on the chapter's response to COVID-19.

Boise, ID

Nature has always provided an enduring peace and sense of grounding in challenging times. I’m leaning on this today as I write to you during this unprecedented moment in our community. Like all of you, our family is learning to navigate new realities.

We, at The Nature Conservancy in Idaho, take our shared responsibility to our community seriously. I’m writing to share our plans for the coming months. We are continually reevaluating the situation and adjusting as necessary.

As of today, our offices will be closed to the public indefinitely. To protect the health of everyone around us, our staff is working remotely and minimizing interactions with others. Fortunately, we have the systems in place for staff to continue our important work in a way that is safe and socially responsible. We are as committed as ever to our mission and continue our work to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We are deeply grateful for your support, and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

All TNC-sponsored events are cancelled until further notice. Updates on events will be posted on our Facebook page and at nature.org/idahoevents.

As we find our way through this trying time together I hope you find peace in nature and enjoy time outside wherever you are. Remember those who may be more vulnerable and take care of one another.

We're all in this together,

Mark Menlove
Idaho State Director

Update on Our Preserves: 

In accordance with the state of Idaho’s May 1, 2020, “Stay Healthy Order,” our preserves remain open for public use. However, the visitor centers are closed until further notice. Please continue to follow social distancing recommendations for public health and safety and follow the guidelines to Recreate Responsibly. Stay a minimum of 6 feet away from individuals who are not part of your household. These guidelines are subject to change without notice.



The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 76 countries and territories: 37 by direct conservation impact and 39 through partners, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.