Boise Wild Rivers Night
Jan
13
7:00 pm19:00

Boise Wild Rivers Night

  • Idaho River Sports

Join IRU as we welcome author Tim Palmer and rafting outfitter Zach Collier for an evening of socializing, river films and beer. More details coming soon.

Idaho River Lectures
Jan
31
6:00 pm18:00

Idaho River Lectures

  • Garden City Public Library

Please join us for our first lecture of 2017. More details to be announced soon.

 

 


Speak Up For Salmon
Nov
29
5:00 pm17:00

Speak Up For Salmon

  • The Grove Hotel (2nd floor, Cedar Room)

Join Idaho Rivers United, Idaho Sierra Club and Idaho Conservation League for a press conference and rally in support of wild salmon. We'll gather at 5 p.m. in the Cedar Room on the second floor of the Grove Hotel in Boise on Nov. 29.

This event in support of wild salmon will take place alongside a federal open house, which will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. next door. We encourage you to attend this event and rally before attending the federal open house.

The federal meeting is one of many scheduled in the wake of a U.S. District Court ruling last May that sent dam operators back to the drawing board and set a new planning process in motion. Finding in favor of fishing businesses, conservation groups, clean energy advocates, the State of Oregon, and the Nez Perce Tribe, the decision rejected the federal agencies’ previous salmon restoration plan as illegal, inadequate and unrealistic – especially in the face of mounting climate impacts.

Advocates for a free-flowing lower Snake River are urging federal agencies to initiate a new approach by removing four high-cost, low-value dams. Fisheries biologists have long highlighted this action as the single most beneficial solution to restore dwindling salmon and steelhead populations in the Columbia River basin. Wild salmon and steelhead are a valuable and cherished resource and a part of the natural heritage across the Northwest – particularly for fishermen who use and enjoy the Clearwater, Lochsa and other tributaries to the Snake River.

The Pacific Northwest is already generating more electricity than it needs, and the modest amount of power produced by the four lower Snake River dams can be replaced with climate-friendly renewables. 

The public comment period closes Jan. 17. Click here for additional ways to file comments and for background materials, including suggested talking points.

Lewiston public meeting on dams and salmon
Nov
16
4:00 pm16:00

Lewiston public meeting on dams and salmon

  • Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Seaport Room

Federal agencies in charge of the NEPA scoping process have established a meeting schedule beginning Oct. 24 in Wenatchee, Wash. and going through mid-December. There will be four meetings in Idaho: Oct. 26 in Priest River, Oct. 27 in Bonners Ferry, Nov. 16 in Lewiston and Nov. 29 in Boise. The public comment period opens today and closes Jan. 17. Click here for additional ways to file comments and for background materials, including suggested talking points.

Bonners Ferry public meeting on dams and salmon
Oct
27
4:00 pm16:00

Bonners Ferry public meeting on dams and salmon

  • Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa

Federal agencies in charge of the NEPA scoping process have established a meeting schedule beginning Oct. 24 in Wenatchee, Wash. and going through mid-December. There will be four meetings in Idaho: Oct. 26 in Priest River, Oct. 27 in Bonners Ferry, Nov. 16 in Lewiston and Nov. 29 in Boise. The public comment period opens today and closes Jan. 17. Click here for additional ways to file comments and for background materials, including suggested talking points.

Priest River public meeting on dams and salmon
Oct
26
4:00 pm16:00

Priest River public meeting on dams and salmon

  • Priest River Community Center

Federal agencies in charge of the NEPA scoping process have established a meeting schedule beginning Oct. 24 in Wenatchee, Wash. and going through mid-December. There will be four meetings in Idaho: Oct. 26 in Priest River, Oct. 27 in Bonners Ferry, Nov. 16 in Lewiston and Nov. 29 in Boise. The public comment period opens today and closes Jan. 17. Click here for additional ways to file comments.

Native Fish of Idaho
Oct
25
6:00 pm18:00

Native Fish of Idaho

  • Garden City Public Library

Did you know that the cutthroat trout is Idaho's official state fish? Learn about how this native fish's sensitivity to changing and degraded environments and its value as a sport fish make it a great barometer for the quality of Idaho's great rivers. 

Join David Cannamela, who recently retired from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, as he talks about some of Idaho's most amazing and unsung creatures and what we can do to help ensure their future.

 

Auction for the Rivers
Oct
23
4:00 pm16:00

Auction for the Rivers

  • Barber Park Event Center

The IRU Auction for the Rivers is an annual tradition in the Treasure Valley. Come bid on cool stuff while supporting the rivers you love.

Wild salmon delivery in Boise from Pride of Bristol Bay
Oct
1
11:00 am11:00

Wild salmon delivery in Boise from Pride of Bristol Bay

  • Idaho Angler

This fall is an opportunity to stock your freezer with wild Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fillets and portions. Pride of Bristol Bay will have fresh frozen sockeye salmon in Boise. To order and reserve your share visit prideofbristolbay.com.

Pride of Bristol Bay will be in Boise Oct. 1 @ Idaho Angler S. Vista

Bristol will also cook a Salmon BBQ from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$15 - all proceeds benefit IRU and ICL

The menu includes: 
Warm Smoked Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon
Organic mixed greens form 100 Springs Farm in Hagerman w/sesame ginger dressing
Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes from M+M Heath Farm in Buhl
Water or a Local Brew
 

A Vision for Wild Salmon in Idaho
Sep
27
6:00 pm18:00

A Vision for Wild Salmon in Idaho

  • Garden City Public Library

Tom Stuart has been fighting for wild salmon recovery in Idaho for more than 20 years. He's an avid angler, former Stanley business owner and ardent advocate for restoring this signature Idaho species.  On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Stuart will present at the Garden City Public library about the long path traveled toward restoring endangered salmon--and about the exciting opportunities now unfolding.

Join Idaho Rivers United at the Garden City Public Library to hear Stuart discuss what's in store for wild salmon and fish in Idaho and how you can play a part in this amazing species' survival.

Free the Snake Flotilla
Sep
17
12:00 am00:00

Free the Snake Flotilla

  • Clarkston, Washington

Join us September 17, 2016 for the second Free the Snake Flotilla and River Recreation Day. We'll enjoy a day of paddling and an evening of food and camaraderie in support of a free-flowing lower Snake River and wild salmon restoration. 

Boise River Sweep
Sep
10
9:00 am09:00

Boise River Sweep

Join us for the 15th annual Boise River Sweep. Throughout the year trash accumulates along the banks and in the channel of the Boise River.

Sawtooth Salmon Festival
Aug
26
Aug 27

Sawtooth Salmon Festival

  • Stanley Museum

Join us for a day and a half of education and revelry in beautiful Stanley, Idaho. The Sawtooth Salmon Festival is an annual tradition and features tours of wild salmon spawning in their natal streams. We're  also reviving the wild salmon dinner this year!

Boise River celebration
Aug
25
6:00 pm18:00

Boise River celebration

  • Payette Brewing

Join us and our partners at Idaho Conservation League and Golden Eagle Audubon Society to celebrate recent wins against the mining industry.

Member gathering: By the river, for the river
Aug
3
5:30 pm17:30

Member gathering: By the river, for the river

  • Home of Phil Gordon

You are invited to an evening by the river, about the river. Dinner and drinks provided. 

Come join us for a hosted dinner and drinks night right along the Boise River. IRU will talk about current issues, accomplishments and IRU's upcoming work and projects. 

RSVP required. Please contact Anna at anna@idahorivers.org or (208) 343-7481.