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Idaho Conservation League




Climate Education, Youth Leadership, Legislative, Clean Transportation, Climate Justice, Restoration of Ecosystem, Decarbonization

Mission Statement

To create a conservation community and pragmatic, enduring solutions that protect and restore the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the land and wildlife you love.

Engagement Opportunites

Join ICL's Youth Climate Action team, which meets weekly. Email for info.
Order a free package of postcards, stickers, and advocacy materials to take action to restore wild salmon and steelhead:
Apply for a $300 mini-grant for your student-led school club or organization to take action on climate change or conservation issues:
If you're 18+, become a wilderness steward to patrol and maintain Idaho's prestine open spaces from May through November:
Join Youth Salmon Protectors, ICL's high school and college student-led program to restore wild salmon and southern resident orca across the northwest. More info here:


What They Do

Idaho Conservation League is Idaho's leading voice on the environment. Founded in 1973, in addition to local and regional issues, they currently lead 4 major statewide campaigns:
Protecting public lands - ICL was a key partner in the creation of Idaho's roadless rule, the designation of the Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness, and the Owyhee River Wilderness. Currently they are leading work to stop the Stibnite Mine Project which threatens to contaminate the South Fork of the Salmon River, preserve Cougar Island in Payette Lake, and maintain protections for grey wolves and grizzly bears.
Combatting climate change - ICL has led advocacy for ending fossil fuel dependency statewide, leading the way for 2 of Idaho's 3 utilities to phase out coal and make clean energy commitments. The organization has also been a major research partner in writing long-term sustainability plans for the cities of Moscow and Boise, has helped to protect solar net metering, and fight for climate education in the Idaho legislature.
Clean up the Snake River - ICL is working to improve water quality and make the Snake River fishable, swimable, and safe in southern Idaho. The organization has led litigation to hold illegal dredgers to count and has worked to establish protections against runoff from farms and ranches.
Restoring wild salmon and steelhead - ICL is a key partner in a regional coalition of tribes, environmental organizations, anglers, rafters and guides, and elected leaders to breach the 4 lower Snake River dams and replace their services in order to bring Idaho's wild anadromous fish back from the brink of extinction. ICL has invested in mass mobilization to support Rep. Mike Simpson's Columbia Basin Initiative and urge Idaho's other leaders as well as the Biden Administration to work for a comprehensive plan to recover these keystone fish. Youth Salmon Protectors, a program of the Idaho Conservation League, leads youth engagement on this front.

Easy to Join

ICL is a membership-based organization. You can become a member by making a $15 annual donation.


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