News & Events

Keep up on the latest news and events from the Council, our projects, and partnerships.

February 2015
The Clearwater Basin Collaborative, a fiscally sponsored project of the Council, is making things happen! They’ve attracted $16 million of federal and matching funding, created and maintained more than 650 direct and indirect jobs and generated $19 million in payroll. It has led to the treatment of 61,000 acres of forest and the harvest of 40 million board feet.” Great article by Rocky Barker capturing the Collaborative’s success.

Read the Idaho Statesman article here!

January 2015
The Clearwater RC&D Council is presented with the “Outstanding Performance By A Council” Award by the Western RC&D Association at the annual conference in Rapid City, SD.

December 2014
Join us for a review of our Youth Conservation Corps Program of 2014, a partnership between the Clearwater Basin Collaborative, the U.S. Forest Service, the Idaho Dept. of Labor and the Clearwater RC&D Council.

View the 2014 Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps Video Here!

September 2014
The Clearwater RC&D Council is nominated for the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s 2014 Nonprofit Excellence Award! The Council is honored to be one of the organizations nominated in the statewide program and will be recognized at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards Dinner on September 23 in Boise, Idaho.

Idaho Nonprofit Center Excellence Award Badge

July 2014
The Greater Palouse Meat Producers, a fiscally sponsored project of the Council, is awarded $15,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program to begin the planning and design phase for a USDA inspected meat facility.

June 2014
The Council’s Executive Director, Drew Blankenbaker, is presented with the “Outstanding Staff Leadership Performance Award” by the Western RC&D Association at the National Conference in Mobile, AL.

May 2014
Clearwater RC&D Council Receives Circle of Diamonds Award for third consecutive year!