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Our Environment

In addition to potatoes, Idaho is known for its pristine rivers, blue skies, plentiful recreational opportunities and abundant fishing. That’s why when it comes to Idaho’s environment, Idaho Power remains committed to the prosperity of our communities and the differences that make them unique.

Our environmental and natural resource programs are rich and it’s difficult to imagine a power company would have as many established environmental programs in place as Idaho Power does. From fish conservation efforts to studies in Native American culture to watershed management, there’s a lot going on.

Use the links below to learn more.


Did you know we own and care for numerous parks and recreational facilities located throughout the Snake River area from American Falls to Hells Canyon?

Fish and Aquatic Life

Learn about our fish hatcheries, research and commitment to fish conservation programs for anadromous fish and other Idaho native fish such as bull trout and white sturgeon.

Bird Protection

Find out how Idaho Power played a historical role in protecting birds of prey and continues researching and implementing best management practices for raptor protection.

Archaeology and Cultural Resources

Get details about how Idaho Power manages archaeological sites, artifacts, historic landscapes and traditional cultural properties to protect and preserve these important resources.

Water Information

Water flows and water temperatures in the Snake River are key pieces of information that interest scientists and recreationalist alike. View up-to-date information on stream flows and temperatures as well as water safety information.

Wildlife Habitat

Idaho Power manages more than 30,000 acres of wildlife habitat in the Hagerman Valley, C.J. Strike, Swan Falls and Hells Canyon areas.

Water Quality

Pollutants continue to enter the thousands of tributaries feeding the Snake River. Find out what Idaho Power is doing to establish a level of water quality to meet the needs of the inhabitants living in and around the river, as well as the humans using it for commerce or recreation.

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