Dear public land owner,
The threat to steal, sell, dispose or transfer management of federal public lands is everywhere. Real threats exists at both the state and federal level. We need your help right now in fighting back!
Join Friends of the Clearwater, Palouse – Sierra Club, Wilderness Watch and Palouse – Great Old Broads for Wilderness on Monday February 27 at the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third Street, in Moscow for Assault on Public Lands: A Community Discussion. The event will look at federal land policy and the public involvement process during the past ten years, and provide insight into where policy and public involvement may be headed in the future. Doors open at 7:00pm. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
There will be a state-wide public lands rally on Saturday, March 4 at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise. The two hour demonstration will start on the steps of the Capitol Building at 11:00am MST, before moving inside to the rotunda. This family-friendly event will feature guest speakers, and provide an opportunity for YOU to send a message to our local and federal officials that public lands belong in public hands! Learn more.
The Guides and Outfitters Act, HR 289, was recently introduced in Congress. Based on how the bill is written, it appears that it would allow federal agencies to charge fees to anyone wanting to do anything, anywhere on federal public lands! Please read our action alert and send a comment to your elected officials.
FOC is teaming up with Advocates for the West, Idaho Rivers United and local artist Rifka Helton for a 3-city performance of My Father’s Idaho. Come enjoy the journey to the Clearwater Basin before Dworshak Dam and Highway 12 altered north-central Idaho forever.
- The Alpine Playhouse in McCall on March 14 @ 6:30pm.
- Idaho Rivers United Office in Boise on March 15 @ 6:00pm.
- The Community Library in Ketchum on March 16 @ 6:30pm.
It is vital that we work together to keep public lands in public hands! It’s also important that all citizens be given an equal opportunity to participate in the public involvement process!
Education & Outreach Director