About Project Tracker
The Conservation the Idaho Way Project Tracker tells stories of voluntary conservation projects that have been accomplished in Idaho over decades.
Idaho's oldest conservation movement started after the Dust Bowl when in 1939, the federal Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS) encouraged the Idaho Legislature to establish the Soil Conservation Commission to help form locally led conservation districts and address erosion caused by common agricultural land management practices.
For over three quarters of a century, the Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission (as it was renamed in 2010) and its original partners - local conservation districts (districts) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - have assisted private landowners engaged in voluntary stewardship of Idaho's Agricultural and natural resources.
Over time, the original partners were joined by many new partners - local, state, federal, and private - to tackle additional important issues like water quality, species conservation, natural resources management, and more.
Today an expanded partnership is critical to advancing good stewardship across the state on private and public lands. Together, with landowners and land and natural resources management agencies and organizations, partners provide planning, technical expertise, funding, and monitoring to benefit Idaho's people, land, and resources.
Together, the partnership is tremendously effective. Together we are the heartbeat of voluntary conservation in Idaho.
Idaho's Project Tracker participants may eventually include:
- Idaho Soil & Water Conservation Commission and individual conservation districts
- Governor's Office of Species Conservation (OSC)
- US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission (IRRC)
Other partners invited to participate:
- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
- Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
- Department of Agriculture (ISDA)
- Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
- Department of Lands (IDL)
- Department of Water Resources (IDWR)
- US Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
- The Nature Conservancy
- Trout Unlimited
Tracker tells stories at a broad-brush level only. Individual project performance measures and expenditures should not be relied upon for complete and total accuracy and should be confirmed with a project's lead implementer.
For more information on the Idaho Conservation Partnership, contact the Idaho Conservation Commission at: 322 E. Front Street, Suite 560, Boise, Idaho 83702 • firstname.lastname@example.org • 208-322-1790