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Recreate Responsibly Idaho’s Show and Tell Summer launches Memorial Day Weekend

The public has a new role in effort to identify abuse on the landscape and encourage proper use STATEWIDE – Idaho continues to burst at the seams in many locations as the ever-growing state brings in new residents eager to join long-time Idahoans in enjoying the state’s recreation opportunities, as well as visitors excited to […]

“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 […]

Trail Etiquette Tips

The weather is warming up! Summer is upon us! It’s time to head into the mountains for outdoor adventure! If you’re planning on hiking, biking, running or riding the trails, the Recreate Responsibly Idaho campaign offers five friendly reminders about trail etiquette. Overall, the goal is to be a good Trail Ambassador! Stay off Muddy […]

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 […]

Range tips for Recreationists

By Steve StuebnerWriter and ProducerLife on the Range Many parts of the Boise National Forest are managed for multiple use. Near Cow Creek summit, west of Mountain Home, Angus cattle graze on mountain slopes. These are known as “rangelands,” which provide nutritious forage for livestock and wildlife.   These are working lands for local ranchers like […]