Events

Annual Holiday Party — Wednesday, December 5th

You Are Invited! Please join Advocates for the West for our Annual Holiday Party. We have much to celebrate this year, most especially you — our dedicated supporters. So come raise a glass and toast to another year of Winning for the West! Wednesday, December 5th 5:30 to 8:30pm Leku Ona on the Boise Basque Block — 117…

September 8, 2018

“Free the Snake!” Annual Flotilla

JOIN THE FLOTILLA Friday afternoon, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8 2018 Last year more than 400 people from throughout the Pacific Northwest came together and paddled 6 miles in support of the return of a free-flowing lower Snake River. This year, in recognition of the first Nimiipuu Tribal canoe in nearly a century, the Flotilla will…

February 5, 2018

Fight CuMo Mine – have a beer for the Boise River.

The Boise River is the lifeblood of the Treasure Valley. It supplies safe drinking water, feeds wooded areas and preserves, supports a robust fishing community, and provides numerous water activities for our many residents and visitors. But just upstream in the river’s headwaters, Canadian mining company “American Cumo” is threatening to develop the largest open…

February 8, 2018

Public Lands Trivia Night – Portland, OR

Test your knowledge and toast to public lands conservation! Join Advocates for the West, Mazamas, and the Oregon Natural Desert Association for our Public Lands Trivia Night. Hosted by Base Camp Brewing Company, you’ll be joined by fellow outdoor enthusiasts for 3 rounds of trivia with prizes awarded to the winning teams. Grab a beer…

January 3, 2018

Fighting the World’s Largest Open-Pit Molybdenum Mine

Just recently, the American CuMo Mining Corporation reared its head again and announced they will continue moving forward on proposals to build an open pit molybdenum mine at the headwaters of Idaho’s Boise River in the Boise National Forest.   Listed as the “world’s largest open-pit accessible” molybdenum mine, it threatens the Boise River watershed,…

September 28, 2017

Celebrating 15 Years of Winning for the West!

Help Advocates for the West celebrate 15 years of fighting for the natural treasures and wildlife of the American West! Join us at Ketchum’s beautiful Limelight Hotel at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 28th. We’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and an exclusive case update from our founder and Executive Director, Laird Lucas. Plus, don’t miss a…

June 14, 2017

Celebrating 15 Years of Winning for the West!

You are invited – come help us celebrate 15 years of winning for the West! Spend an evening with conservation-minded friends and learn the latest from Executive Director Laird Lucas on our work using bedrock environmental laws to protect National Monuments and public lands. Wednesday, June 14th – 5:30 to 8pm 3420 N. Plantation River…

My Father’s Idaho

Idahoan Rifka Helton has worked to preserve thousands of photos that her father, “Red” Helton, took of the state in the 1950s and 60s when he was a professor at the University of Idaho. Rifka, a singer, set the photos to original songs and performs them in a piece she calls “My Father’s Idaho.” This…

Coming Together Over Your Public Lands – November 28th

Monday, November 28th – 5 to 7pm Ming Studios – Boise Downtown (420 S. 6th St.) In the past weeks, we’ve seen several significant developments that relate to public lands – including the verdict in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff and the 2016 elections. Join us on Monday, November 28th from 5 to 7pm for…

2nd Annual Climate Action Rally – October 1st!

Advocates for the West is proud to join the Idaho Sierra Club for their Second Annual Climate Action Rally at the Idaho State Capitol Building in downtown Boise. We will rally at 11am to hear a diverse group of speakers from Boise State University, the Idaho House of Representatives, Idaho Sierra Club, and other community…