DID YOU KNOW? BLM Idaho is using bugs to control invasive plant species! These specially-adapted bugs are known as biological control agents. Some of the invasive plants in Idaho and their corresponding “bombastic bugs” include:
- Dalmation Toadflax – Toadflax Stem Weevil
- Rush… Continue reading
DID YOU KNOW? Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is the largest non-profit ski area in the United States!
How did we get there? It’s in our blood. We Idahoans love our outdoor recreation – and no wonder – we have THE BEST playground in the world! Idaho… Continue reading
DID YOU KNOW? Idaho is the only state to have our Great Seal designed by a woman!
After Idaho became a state, it was determined that we needed a Great Seal. The First Legislature of the new state sponsored a competition for… Continue reading
DID YOU KNOW? Boise, Idaho has the United States’ oldest geothermal district! Founded in 1892, this district has become the largest geothermal heating district in the world, heating over 90 buildings in the downtown area. This includes… Continue reading
DID YOU KNOW? Boise, Idaho is home to the largest Basque population outside of the Basque Country – a region in northern Spain roughly double the size of the Treasure Valley!
In downtown Boise, we have a Basque Museum and Cultural Center,… Continue reading
YES!!! We have SNOW!!! This week’s precipitation has been a boon for our state, as we are finally beginning to receive the snow we need to restore our watershed – and cover our ski areas with the great white stuff! Which prompts me to choose… Continue reading
This first week of January, we thought it would be fun to focus on the January birthstone – the GARNET! Both the modern and traditional birthstone for January is garnet. It also has a deep… Continue reading