April 25, 2020
As the first zoo in Idaho to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Idaho Falls Zoo demonstrates the highest levels of professional animal care, welfare, and conservation of vulnerable, threatened, and endangered species. Home to over 300 animals, the “best little zoo in the west” connects people to local and global wildlife and inspires them to act together to help strengthen our natural world.
The Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Core was created to help accelerate cleanup of the environment at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site. The Site was established in 1949 on land once used as a Naval gunnery range. Some areas of the Site have been contaminated with legacy wastes generated from World War II- and Cold War-era conventional weapons testing, government-owned research and power-reactor development and testing, spent nuclear fuel reprocessing, laboratory research, and defense missions at the INL Site and other government sites.
Challenging projects are still in store as the ICP Core workforce helps pave the way for the vital new energy, national security, and other missions at DOE's INL Site.
North Wind helps protect and improve the environment in many dynamic ways. From hazardous waste cleanup and contamination prevention to encouraging recycling and reduction of overall waste at office and project locations, we take extra steps to protect our planet Earth.
The INL ESER Program provides support to the Department of Energy-Idaho. The DOE-ID, as landholder of the INL, has a stewardship responsibility to know and understand the environmental resources of the INL, and also has legal obligation to address any potential impacts to these resources. The ESER Program performs plant and animal surveys and monitors the health of the environment on the INL Site. The ESER Program also compiles a weekly column in the Post Register called Ask A Scientist that pairs community questions with local scientists in various fields.
RMHC of Idaho and COVID-19: We’re Still Here Helping Families
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho Executive Director, Mindy Plumlee, shares what they’re doing to continue serving families with sick kids during COVID-19. Your support of RMHC of Idaho makes it possible for them to continue helping local families in need.
In celebration of Earth Day, we’re encouraging the Eastern Idaho community to collect recyclable items at their homes. The proceeds from your recycling efforts will support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho. Plus you’ll be helping the planet! We will share drop off information at a later date. Learn more here.
The Museum of Idaho is helping to inspire the next generation of Earth’s stewards. Through Rocky Mountain Adventure Camps and other educational programs in nature, MOI provides hands-on experiences for youth and educators to learn about our planet’s ecology while enjoying its beauty. The museum is also building a flagship exhibit that will emphasize the interconnectedness of humans and the environment in shaping the lives of Idahoans.
Idaho National Laboratory continues its work towards becoming a more sustainable laboratory by pursuing economic, social and environmental goals, the three equally balanced priorities for sustainability. By carrying out its mission of ensuring the nation’s energy security with safe, competitive and sustainable energy systems, the lab strives to leave the planet better for future generations. INL will continue to strive toward sustainability by embracing recognized sustainable practices and spreading the message to its employees and the community.
The Idaho Department of Environmental quality’s mission is to protect human health and the quality of Idaho’s air, land, and water. The DEQ has regional offices scattered throughout the state. These offices coordinate with many groups and partners to asses the environment. The four key responsibilities of the DEQ include:
Check out the Water Quality, Air Quality, and Waste Management groups environmental education lesson plans here: http://www.deq.idaho.gov/assistance-resources/educational-tools/teacher-resources/
2020 is our 30th Anniversary of "Conserving working farms and ranches, fish and wildlife habitat, and scenic open spaces in Eastern Idaho for this and future generations."
The Land Trust has protected over 36,000 acres of critically important land throughout the Upper Snake River Watershed. A large part of our land protection is along the pristine river corridors of the South Fork and the Henry's Fork of the Snake River, and along the Teton River. We serve the six Idaho counties of Teton, Madison, Fremont, Jefferson, Clark, and Bonneville.