Payette River Walk
Conserving the Heart of Idaho
Voices from the Land – Insight to Conservation through Art
It’s a game I like to play. A way I test myself.
Out in the woods, atop a peak or along a winding stream, I lie down and close my eyes. I allow my other senses to take over. I inhale deeply. I listen beyond my thoughts and my heartbeat, past the sound of panting dogs. I put my hands on the earth and touch it; I feel the parts of my body where it supports me. Hips, shoulders, back, thighs. Head. What does…” continue reading
From “Reflection” by CMarie Fuhrman
COUGAR ISLAND TASK FORCE
United Payette believes Cougar Island will be put to public auction by the Idaho Department of Lands sometime in 2022. Currently the island has five parcels defined on the property, with one residence. At this time UP’s primary goal for Cougar Island is to conserve it in its present state. The job of the Cougar Island Taskforce is to determine the best possible way to achieve this goal under a variety of possible scenarios.