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Recreate Responsibly Idaho Launches Summer 2022 Campaign

The campaign will focus on empowering individuals to recreate responsibly with the support of Idaho businesses, outdoor and conservation organizations, government agencies, and all who love Idaho. NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steve Stuebner, Recreate Responsibly Idaho coordinator, 208-484-0295, steve.stuebner@gmail.comRobbie Johnson, PIO, Idaho Department of Lands, 208-908-1786, rjohnson@idl.idaho.govMatt Borud, Idaho Department of Commerce, […]

Mind Your Wake

Powerful deep-draft surf boats create large waves that are fun for surfing, but it’s important to realize that the large wakes from those boats have an impact on other boaters, the shoreline, boat docks and private property. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation recommends these tips for wake boaters to observe: Stay at least […]

Life Jackets Save Lives!  

Idaho has seen more than its share of drownings and close calls so far in this boating/summer season on our lakes and rivers. One common denominator in all of the incidents is that the victims often times were not wearing a life jacket, officials said. According to national statistics, about 3,500 people drown per year […]

“Extreme” Fire Danger in Southern Idaho

As we turned the page into August this week, the Bureau of Land Management has increased the fire danger rating in the Boise District in Southwest Idaho and Twin Falls District in Southern Idaho to “Extreme.” Fire danger in the Idaho Falls BLM District is listed as “High.” That means all of the tall grass […]

Don’t Move a Mussel!

This week, we’re sharing information about Idaho’s Invasive Species Prevention program, which safeguards our state’s pristine rivers, lakes and reservoirs from invasive mussels such as Zebra Mussels and Quagga Mussels. Please do your part! Be sure to stop at Idaho’s Invasive Species watercraft inspection stations when transporting a boat(s) into Idaho. It’s mandatory to stop […]

Plan ahead for a safe boating adventure

It’s mid-summer in Idaho, and hot temperatures are driving more and more people to the cool waters of the Payette, Salmon, and Boise rivers. This increased traffic means that some of the more popular put in spots are becoming overrun. How do we combat that? Have a Plan A, B, C for your day’s adventure. […]

OHV Riders: Follow Five T.R.E.A.D. Principles

This week, Richard Gummersall, Off-Highway Vehicle Education Coordinator for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, provides some quick reminders for all motorized trail users about the five T.R.E.A.D. principles endorsed by the National Tread Lightly campaign. This piece is part of a Resource Stewardship Series that IDPR is producing for OHV riders. Tread Lightly […]

Be smart about Fire Safety during 4th of July weekend

Remember: No fireworks allowed on Public Lands! BOISE – (June 30, 2022) – After a cool, wet spring, Summer 2022 is now in full swing with hot, dry weather and recreationists heading outdoors in potentially record numbers. Campers and outdoor recreationists should use extra care in Southern Idaho during the 4th of July holiday weekend. […]

Be safe this summer on Idaho lakes and rivers!

Summer weather is finally kicking in, and many of us are ready to head for Idaho’s lakes, reservoirs and rivers to go boating, swimming, flat-water kayaking, whitewater rafting, etc. If you go, please be aware that Idaho’s rivers are running at flood stage or just below flood stage after we experienced a late snowmelt in […]

Idaho Free Fishing Day – June 11

June 11 is Free Fishing Day in Idaho! Visit a pond, lake, stream or river close to home and experience some of the wonderful fishing opportunities Idaho has to offer! Plus, you can teach your kids a fun and inexpensive lifetime sport! On Free Fishing Day, it’s a special day when everyone can enjoy the […]

Know where to go before you go …

Plan your outdoor tripin advance to avoid conflicts  By Steve StuebnerIdaho Rangeland Conservation Partnership By all accounts, the number of people playing outdoors in Idaho has been growing rapidly in recent years as record numbers of people move here or vacation here. Visits to Idaho’s Public Lands are increasing, and that’s led to an increase […]