Thursday, August 30, 2012

Our CuMo Mine YouTube video about lack of preliminary environmental studies

See our Idaho Families for Clean Water YouTube video explaining that preliminary environmental studies were not done before the CuMo mine exploration in the Boise River watershed was permitted by the U.S. Forest Service.  See also Advocates for the West article that a U.S. District Judge has ruled that there are significant environmental concerns.

CuMo Drilling Project Put on Hold Because of Water Contamination Concerns

Idaho CuMo mine exploration in Boise River watershed setback by U.S. District Judge.

See our Idaho Families for Clean Water Google Earth tour about this project.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Photographed Sawtooth Salmon Festival in Stanley, Idaho

The Sawtooth Salmon Festival was held August 25, 2012 in Stanley, Idaho.  There were several tours to the Salmon River to see wild and hatchery Sockeye and Chinook salmon that had traveled over 900 miles from the Pacific Ocean to spawn at elevation levels above 6000 feet.

Below are some links to images and video I have uploaded during the weekend in the Stanley area.

Billowing Smoke Cloud Time Lapse  HD Sequence uploaded to Vimeo.

Endangered Sockeye Salmon trapped at the Sawtooth Salmon Hatchery.  Uploaded HD video to Vimeo and YouTube.

Still photos uploaded to Picasa Web Albums

Friday, August 24, 2012

Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Wildlife Summit

Idaho Wildlife Summit invites public participation online if you can't attend  Aug. 24-26 weekend meetings throughout the state. Details at:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Citizens use smartphones to aid local & federal agencies

Local and federal agencies are connecting citizens to portable devices & Apple's IOS.

The City of Boise provides an "Air Quality" Webcam page.

The City of Boise provides an "Air Quality" Webcam page. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

David Korten compares Social, Biosystem and Financial deficits

Do you agree with David Korten?  "America’s Deficit Attention Disorder--Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us. (Social and Biosystem Capital deficits)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

"Human Caused" Climate Change & Global Warming

"Human Caused" -  Why are these words not always appended to the "brand names" Climate Change & Global Warming?   Without these words many casual readers can assume much broader and unexplainable causes.  (See recent article by NASA's James Hanson - "Climate Change is Here - and Worse than We Thought"

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Google Earth Fly Over Video Upper Boise River

Mountain Visions produced an Upper Boise River Google Earth Fly-over and image video for Idaho Rivers United. "Idaho Rivers United is fighting to keep the Middle Fork Boise River and North Fork Boise River flowing wild and free, free of a new dam. This Google Earth tour over the wild river canyons includes scenic photos and a graphic overlay of the dam sites being considered.

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YouTube Link:

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Experimenting with

Experimenting with use of to consolidate web info and post messages to social networking sites.

Lonesome Larry - Most interesting Fish in the World

"Lonesome Larry" is "The Most Interesting Fish in the World." Idaho Rivers United website, Blog Facebook, Twitter, Celebration August 25, 2012.