Property Rights Council Votes Against Drinking Water Protection

By | March 13th, 2012|Categories: Land Use, Water|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As Bonner County Property Rights Council member Tom Cleveland explained, the whole idea behind drinking water protection in Bonner County was "with the blessing of the EPA" which he called a "Gestapo agency" and "out [...]

Perspectives on Idaho Panhandle National Forest Plan Revision

By | March 11th, 2012|Categories: Forests|Tags: , , , , , |

When we look at our National Forests, we conservationists necessarily take the long view.  Our region has made a lot of mistakes in forest management over the years, and we continue to pay the price. [...]

Bonner County PRC Officially Opposes Everything – Including Clean Drinking Water

By | March 7th, 2012|Categories: Water|Tags: , , , , , , |

The bizarre Bonner County Property Rights Council (PRC) has issued its first draft “decision” in which they conclude that a simple common sense watershed protection ordinance is “unreasonable, unnecessary, and arbitrary.” How do they come [...]

Monitoring Flight Finds Selkirk Caribou in Idaho

By | February 26th, 2012|Categories: Wildlife|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We had heard through the grapevine that reporter Becky Kramer had taken a trip with our colleagues at Selkirk Conservation Alliance in their aerial caribou monitoring flight earlier in February. The result is a comprehensive [...]