Idaho H.B. 608 of 2010 removes the six month limitation from local zoning commissions so that they may act upon a request for an amendment or modification to the land use map component of the comprehensive plan at any time.
Land Use Planning
Idaho H.B. 148 of 2011 amends existing law relating to local land use planning to provide that one purpose of local land use planning is to encourage the protection of land uses for the production of food, fibre and minerals as well as the economic benefits they provide to the community. Requires the governing board analyze proposed changes to zoning ordinances to ensure that they are not in conflict with the policies of the comprehensive plan.
Forest Legacy Program
The Idaho Department of Lands administers the state’s Forest Legacy Program. The program is intended to protect forest areas that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses through fee simple title or conservation easement purchases. The Forest Legacy program is a federal program that is voluntary for eligible states.
Mr. Ed Warner, Idaho Forest Legacy Program Manager
Idaho Department of Lands
2780 Industrial Avenue South
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815
Habitat Improvement Program
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission’s Habitat Improvement Program lists “creating and improving habitat” as its goal. The program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and public land managers who want to enhance upland game bird and waterfowl habitat. Methods include funding for easements and fee title acquisitions that benefit fish and wildlife.
Mr. Sal Palazzolo
Idaho Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25
Boise, Idaho 83707
Uniform Conservation Easement Act
Idaho Code §55-2101 et seq. provides for the state’s Uniform Conservation Easement Act, which authorizes the creation of permanent easements on real property for conservation and historic preservation purposes.
Chambers of Commerce Military Affairs Committees
The Boise Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee “works to enhance business relationships with the military operations at Mountain Home Air Force Base and the Idaho National Guard.”
State Contact Information
Major General Gary Sayler, Adjutant General
4040 W. Guard St.
Boise, Idaho 83705-5004
(208) 422-6179 fax
Brigadier General Retired Richard Turner, Congressional Liaison
Idaho Military Division
Legislative Process Regarding Military POCs
The Senate Committee on State Affairs and the House Committee on Transportation and Defense act as the committees of primary jurisdiction over military issues.
Committees of Primary Jurisdiction/Legislative Contact
Senate Committee on State Affairs
Senator Curt McKenzie, Chair
710 W. Franklin Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
(208) 468-1027 home
(208) 344-4379 business
(208) 331-2150 fax
Mary Sue Jones
Chief of Staff of the Senate
Ms. Karla Mitchell, Committee Staff
House Committee on Transportation and Defense
Representative Joe Palmer, Chair
1524 N. Meridian Road
Meridian, Idaho 83642
(208) 887-9488 business
(208) 884-0181 fax
Ms. Sheila Doherty, Committee Staff