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Watch Now: Officials tour proposed wind farm site from above

Click here for original post Ben Otto, an energy associate with the Idaho Conservation League, talks about the plans for the Lava Ridge Wind Proposal on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during an EcoFlight tour of the project area near Shoshone.PAT SUTPHIN TIMES-NEWS TWIN FALLS — Soaring above the Magic Valley, county commissioners and Idaho Conservation ...
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Plans To Restart Mining In The Historic Stibnite District Raise Environmental Concerns

https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/environment/2021-07-22/restart-mining-historic-stibnite-district-raise-environmental-concerns The U.S. Forest Service has asked Perpetua Resources — the company wanting to re-open and expand the Stibnite Mine east of McCall — for more information on the potential environmental impacts of its revised plan. That change means a decision on the mine won’t come until well into 2023. The site has a complex ...
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https://www.kivitv.com/news/outdoors/ecoflight-in-idaho-gives-conservation-groups-a-sky-high-look-at-different-development-projects IDAHO — Several areas in Idaho are under scrutiny for the possible development of everything from housing to wind farms. One nonprofit, EcoFlight, wants to give conservation groups a better look at these projects by taking to the sky. Bruce Gordon started EcoFlight in 2000 after seeing resource extraction companies had access to airplanes but conservationists ...
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“As long as the project can make sure that it is sensitive to our grazers, I think that it presents a lot of opportunities for the area.” https://www.kmvt.com/2021/07/22/southern-idaho-leaders-gain-new-perspective-lava-ridge-wind-proposal/ TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Leaders of the Magic Valley took a flight to further the discussion about how the Lava Ridge Wind Proposal could bring jobs, energy and ...
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https://www.rangerreview.com/gov-gianforte-shows-support-responsible-expansion-river-access Gov. Greg Gianforte spoke at an event in Forsyth held to highlight the need for recreational access along the Yellowstone River in Southeast Montana. Governor Greg Gianforte gave his first public remarks on the Lower Yellowstone River Coalition’s effort to expand recreational access along the lower Yellowstone corridor at an event in Forsyth on ...
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https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/fwp-launching-committee-to-guide-4m-in-lower-yellowstone-river-projects/article_9931d129-5405-5c43-af16-df7263979be9.html The confluence of the Powder and Yellowstone Rivers is pictured in 2017. LARRY MAYER, Billings Gazette Portions of the Yellowstone River in southeastern Montana will become springs for economic and recreational development in the coming months. Local residents along a 163-mile stretch of the river will be informing Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks on ...
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Improved Lower Yellowstone River Access to Draw Tourism to Eastern Montana

https://www.ypradio.org/business/2021-06-18/improved-lower-yellowstone-river-access-to-draw-tourism-to-eastern-montana?fbclid=IwAR2buceAnrK0Iv-oPO3Wfqh6zPLSnAwFaJJbtuqqLuzl5h6HouQatl4qZrg Forsyth and the Lower Yellowstone River from the window of a small plane on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 The state of Montana is awarding $4 million to build and improve recreational sites and public access along the Lower Yellowstone River in southeastern Montana. Organizers hope to attract outdoor enthusiasts. Local and state officials joined ...
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Livingston passes growth policy, prioritizes housing

The Absaroka mountain range can be seen towering over Livingston in this aerial photo taken June 17, 2021. Livingston city officials and members of several nonprofits took a celebratory flight over Livingston on Thursday to commemorate the passage of the city’s new growth policy. https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/economy/livingston-passes-growth-policy-prioritizes-housing/article_807d30cf-fb2c-58d9-938b-cc85d069de06.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=0de155ba-ded5-4304-9fb2-b4474c60d965 The city of Livingston has completed its growth policy, a ...
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The Crazy Mountains’ next act

With a heliskiing operation looking for a foothold and the rumored sale of one of the largest ranches in the range, Montanans are wondering what’s next for this isolated and iconic landscape. The Crazy Mountains’ next act An island range patterned with checkerboard land ownership, the Crazy Mountains are the backdrop to one of the ...
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Mike Tuell dip net fisheswith Nat’anni McCaskey, 12. Photograph: Mason Trinca/The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/09/salmon-future-us-dams Salmon are headed to a point of no return throughout the US west. And the impact on Native American communities could be devastating Knee-deep in the rumbling waters of Rapid River in western Idaho, Mike Tuell guided his dip net between boulders and ...
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