Citizen Science: The Idaho Master Naturalist

Phyllis King is anything but leisurely retired: she’s a whirling dervish of energy and volunteerism that would leave most people decades younger exhausted. From her home near Island Park, she uses her Idaho Master Naturalist (IMN) background to engage in volunteer projects for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, The Nature Conservancy, The Henry’s Fork Foundation, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the US Forest Service.

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Time to Go Native!

Much of Idaho has a dry climate, so gardeners often look to drought-resistant plants to form the backbone of their landscaping. One of the best ways to have a garden that is hardy, disease resistant, and willing to grow in a dry climate is to use native plants.

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Living with Wildfire: A Fact of Life

Seeing towering clouds of smoke rise in the heat of the day and hoping the wind doesn’t send that massive plume in your direction keeps you on high alert. But preparing yourself for the day fire grabs you by the throat and threatens your life and home is essential for survival.

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