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ICL Makes Hay In Conservative State

Item: Idaho Conservation League models enviro success in tough political climate: ICL is major force behind enviro wins in very conservative state/Dennis Higman, New West

More Info: The ICL, founded in 1973, can point to an impressive track record of this steady-as-you-go approach. It includes preservation of the 2.3 million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in the ‘70s, the Idaho Clean Lakes and Water Quality Act in the ‘80s, a revised Idaho Forest Practices Act in the ‘90s and, more recently, helping pass the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness Bill, the first wilderness designation in Idaho in 29 years. Currently, ICL is in the forefront of the controversial effort to establish the Boulder White Clouds Wilderness in Idaho, or CIEDRA, (Central Idaho Environmental Development and Recreation Act) sponsored and championed by Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson (R).

Question: Do you generally have a positive/negative view of the Idaho Conservation League statewide and the Kootenai Environmental Alliance locally?




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