Idaho’s economy, health and lifestyles are tied inextricably to the health of our land and waters. Climate change is dramatically changing our landscapes and impacting our communities. We’re witnessing an increase in frequency, extent and severity of fires, as well as changes in snowpack and runoff due to factors such as increased temperatures and drought.
Climate Conversations is a collection of real stories about how Idahoans are stepping up, in practical and pioneering ways, to face the challenges posed by climate change. The entire collection will be available in December 2017.
The Nature Conservancy believes that talking openly about the impacts and solutions to the challenges we face with climate change will help Idaho secure a future in which nature and people thrive.
Climate Conversation: Steelhead Stake
Steelhead are an iconic Idaho species, essential to our economy, culture, and future. But poor environmental conditions have led to a decline in the number of steelhead returning to Idaho.
Climate Conversation: Wildfire & Wildlife
This video explores the impact that wildfire has on wildlife as the effects of climate change intensify—and what steps are being taken to mitigate the problem.
Climate Conversation: Agriculture and Water Supply
Farmers challenged by years of drought in southern Idaho are exploring ways to conserve water.
Climate Conversation: Bogus Basin
Recreationalists and foresters talk about impacts to forest health, and the increasingly unreliable winters. They provide a glimpse into efforts underway to restore our forests and adapt their business model as the seasons change.