Stories tagged: idaho department of lands
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Learn about growing mushrooms and more
The University of Idaho Extension and Idaho Department of Lands are hosting Growing Forest Mushrooms and Forest Edibles workshops.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Idaho House flip-flops on bid to make endowment land info available online
BOISE – Two days after more than 2,000 public land advocates rallied at the Idaho Statehouse, House lawmakers killed a resolution that would have provided more information on the location …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Idaho oil and gas industry growing; new potential areas eyed
The amount of severance taxes generated by Idaho’s oil and gas industry is getting close to paying what it costs the state to regulate that industry.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
Idaho officials sell commercial properties for $17.3 million
Idaho officials have sold seven commercial properties for $17.3 million as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 9:49 p.m.
Historic Little Snowy Top fire lookout destroyed in fire
Officials have confirmed that the historic Little Snowy Top fire lookout in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness was destroyed in a fire Saturday.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Business use of drones takes off as new rules kick in
Unmanned aircraft are transforming natural resource management in the West. Industry officials expect the use of drones to accelerate after the Federal Aviation Administration relaxes the rules for who can …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Idaho officials want gas and oil production records sooner
The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission wants to know sooner and in more detail what companies are producing in the state.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
Flare gun used, but no evidence it caused Cape Horn fire, investigators say
Idaho state investigators said Friday they haven’t determined exactly how last summer’s Cape Horn fire near Bayview started, even though a woman camping near the fire’s origin had fired two …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Idaho auctions 39 Priest Lake cabin sites, just one draws competitive bids
A 1.7-acre slice of North Idaho lakefront heaven on Priest Lake – with just a rustic, one-bedroom cabin on it – drew the only contested bidding at a weekend auction …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Bidding spikes price for Priest Lake lot in auction
Another batch of lakefront lots on Priest Lake were sold at auction Saturday in Coeur d’Alene as part of a continuing effort by the Idaho Department of Lands to sell …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 28, 2015, 7:42 p.m.
Idaho auctions off 8 Priest Lake cabin sites
One Priest Lake cabin site – an acre and a half of lakefront land with a rustic A-frame cabin on it – drew bidding that drove the price 50 percent …
Fri., Sept. 25, 2015
Idaho to auction nine unleased lakefront lots
Previous auctions of state-owned lots on Priest Lake in North Idaho have drawn little competitive bidding, possibly because of a reluctance to bid against longtime cabin-owners who lease the land. …
Sun., Sept. 6, 2015
Tough Idaho fire season destroys state, federal land
North Idaho forests are burning this year, and despite controversy over management of federal lands, the fires are paying no attention to whether it’s private, state or federal land they …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
Idaho to auction state-owned lots at Priest Lake
In another step toward exiting the lakefront landlord business, Idaho will auction 38 state-owned lots at Priest Lake this week. Last year, the state auctioned 59 lots with lake homes …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Idaho wildfire season worst since 1926
BOISE – Fire conditions in Idaho are the worst they’ve been since 1926, the state forester reports, and things are only looking to get worse. In the past week, the …
Wed., May 14, 2014
Bennett Bay marina proposal worries neighbors
Neighbors are raising concerns about a marina proposed for Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Bennett Bay, saying it could affect the lake’s water quality and recreation along a popular part of the …
Tue., March 11, 2014
Lake Coeur d’Alene dock proposal raises questions
A developer’s proposal to sell ownership in a private beach and community docks on Lake Coeur d’Alene is getting attention as a potential precedent-setter for real estate sales on the …
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
Judge rules against Priest Lake cabin owners
A North Idaho judge ruled against a family who challenged the auction of their state-owned leased cabin site at Priest Lake. Cabin owners who rent their ground from the state …
Sat., Dec. 7, 2013
Work underway to close abandoned North Idaho mine shaft
A special state fund derived from mining profits will be tapped to close a dangerous, publicly accessible abandoned mine shaft on private land in North Idaho. But first, state and …
Tue., July 16, 2013
Spokane-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer project wraps up
A five-year project to use trees to promote the health of the Spokane-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer has ended, with new trees planted, a blueprint for where to plant more, a boost …
Wed., March 7, 2012
Ockfen chosen for lands bureau
BOISE – Ken Ockfen has been named fire management bureau chief for the Idaho Department of Lands in Coeur d’Alene, the department announced Tuesday. Ockfen, most recently the area manager …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2011
Tussock moths’ impact on fir trees visible
Forest entomologists say it’s been a banner year for tussock moths, a native pest that strips green foliage from fir trees. The moths are in their caterpillar stage, actively feeding …
Fri., May 13, 2011
Students sample forest work
Groups of Idaho students walked through the forest in Careywood on Thursday identifying damage done to trees by animals, insects and parasitic plants. One birch tree had mushroom-like growths called …
Wed., May 11, 2011
Hearing today on dock plans
An application to build 28 commercial boat docks on the lower St. Joe River – the second large-scale application in recent months – will be presented to the Idaho Department …
Sun., Dec. 12, 2010, 8:17 a.m.
Conservation groups help keep land working
Loggers as well as bears, moose, elk and deer will benefit from a conservation easement that prevents a private timber company from developing its land along an important Idaho Panhandle …
Wed., Dec. 1, 2010
Peak Adventures gets OK for backcountry trips
The owners of Peak Adventures say they’ve accepted a temporary federal permit to operate their backcountry ski business this winter in the St. Joe Mountains.
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010
Hart says he’ll pay state for timber
BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart announced Monday that he’s sending a check to the state for logs he took from school endowment land in 1996 to build his …
Sun., Oct. 10, 2010
Rep. Hart logged state land for home
BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart stole timber from state land to build his log home in Athol in 1996, according to court documents, and still hasn’t paid a …
Tue., June 22, 2010
Idaho asked to keep log booms
A group of Cougar Bay neighbors is asking the Idaho Department of Lands for permission to keep the old logging booms and pilings that make the bay a tranquil spot …
Fri., March 12, 2010
Study: More Kootenai Co. trees could save some green
Urban areas in Kootenai County have room for at least 600,000 more trees, according to a recent study that touts the benefits of leafy neighborhoods and shaded roadways. City trees …