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Conservation the Idaho Way

Idaho is home to magnificent and diverse natural landscapes. We have glorious rivers, lakes, mountains, forests and desert canyons and we also have rich and fertile agricultural lands that are well-suited for farming and ranching. Idaho agricultural producers have deep roots in the land. They know that caring for the land benefits both bottom line and future generations. Conservation the Idaho Way encompasses the belief that the very best way to care for and enhance the soil, water, air, plants and wildlife is through voluntary, locally led stewardship.

Conservation the Idaho Way carefully stewards our precious natural resources while managing, maintaining, and improving those resources for future generations.

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Rules of the Idaho State Soil and Water Conservation Commission, IDAPA 60.05.01

The pending rules were adopted by the Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission on August 29, 2019, and submitted to the Idaho Legislature for review. On February 17, 2020, the Board adopted these rules as temporary to be effective upon adjournment sine die of the Second Regular Session of the 65th Idaho Legislature in the event the Legislature did not approve the rules. The Legislature did not approve the pending rules, and the temporary rules became effective March 20, 2020. 

Proposed Rule IDAPA 60: Idaho State Soil & Water Conservation Commission (Docket #60-0000-2000F) is unchanged since  it was proposed to the Legislature in the 2019-2020 session. The Commission held a public hearing on August 13, 2020, and approved the Proposed Rule and Cost Benefit Analysis. A Public Hearing on the Proposed Rule and Cost-Benefit Analysis was held on September 21, 2020. No comments were received (see Notice for written comments deadline).  At its November 5, 2020 meeting the Commission will consider the Rule to be submitted to the Legislature for approval this session as a Pending Rule.

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