Preservation

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The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established in 1965 by Congress to provide funds and grants to governments at all levels to purchase lands for preservation and conservation.

  • Efforts are underway to halt the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
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Last summer, St. Luke’s Health System relocated a 100-foot-tall Sequoia tree from their campus in downtown Boise. This summer, they’re moving several historic houses.

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One Boise house faces possible demolition. Can the city change its future? And is a house safe if it's part of a National Register Historic District?

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The clock is ticking to save a historic home just east of downtown Boise. The city has put a 182-day moratorium in place preventing demolition or alteration of the stately house on West Main Street.

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A one-of-a-kind house sits on what was once a barren promontory in Idaho’s Hagerman Valley. In the mid-1950s, landscape painter Archie Teater and his wife commissioned arguably the world’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, to design a studio for them. 


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A Monday night city council meeting in the Treasure Valley sealed the fate of a local landmark thousands drive past every day.


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A vote late Monday night by the Nampa City Council delayed a decision on what to do with an aging local landmark.

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The Birds of Prey NCA Partnership is committed to "support the management and conservation of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds Of Prey National Conservation Area through science, education, outreach, and partnerships." On Thursday's Idaho Matters, we discuss efforts to preserve eagles, hawks, falcons and other native birds of prey.

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It’s hard not to pick up a hammer and start working when you see the nearly destroyed Atlanta Club up-close. Built in the 1940s by a Yugoslavian bootlegger, the club has survived wildfires and the collapse of the mining industry in this tiny town northeast of Boise.

But this year's record winter was devastating for the building; after an unlucky mix of conditions the old roof couldn’t take it anymore. It collapsed one day, emitting a cloud of dust so thick it looked like smoke.

James Castle (1899-1977) Untitled, n.d. / Copyright 2015 James Castle Collection and Archive L.P. All rights reserved.

Boise is taking the next step in preserving the house where Idaho artist James Castle lived and worked. The city broke ground Tuesday on the next phase of construction on the site.

Castle lived in Boise’s Pierce Park neighborhood for decades, starting in the 1930s. He was born deaf and found that his art was a tool for expression and communication.

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The City of Boise is working to preserve the property where Idaho artist James Castle lived and worked.

Castle is known worldwide for his drawings, many of which he created in Boise from the 1930s until his death in 1977. He was deaf and used his homegrown art to communicate.