ELP History in Idaho

Proposed Environmental Literacy Plan (ELP) Completed

Proposed Idaho Environmental Literacy Plan (pdf format) The ELP Advisory Committee has completed work on Idaho's first environmental literacy plan. The project funded by a $33,000, year-long grant from the Environmental Protection Agency was spearheaded by IdEEA. The plan was crafted over 8 months by a committee comprised of IdEEA staff and board members and representatives from key stakeholder groups. Additional input was gathered from over 140 Idahoans who participated in 7 facilitated public stakeholder meetings held throughout the state. The proposed Idaho ELP provides Idahoans with a common road map that assists leaders, educators, agencies and organizations in establishing a cohesive approach to environmental literacy. The ELP advisory committee developed the proposed plan and is now spearheading formation of a coalition of key stakeholders, including IdEEA and the Idaho State Department of Education. The coalition will continue to build support for the ELP and help shepherd it through official approval and implementation. Idaho Environmental Literacy Plan Advisory Committee (serving some or all of the project) ELP Board Front row: Scott Smith-Idaho Department of Education; Dr. Matt Sanger-IdEEA Board of Directors & Idaho State University; Denise Humphries-Idaho Power; Michelle Youngquist-Idaho Forest Products Commission; and Linda Rhoads-interim director, North American Association for Environmental Education. Back row: Laurel York Odell-facilitator, Concepts in Writing, Inc.; Adare Evans-Idaho Department of Fish and Game; Julie Scanlin-IdEEA Board of Directors & Idaho Water Resources Research Institute/University of Idaho;, Pat Barclay-Idaho Council on Industry and the Environment; Gina Lockwood-Meridian High School; Gina Baughn-Coeur d’Alene Tribe; Kristin Fletcher-ELP project coordinator & IdEEA Executive Director; Bobbie White-Coeur d’Alene Tribe; Dick Jordan-Idaho Education Association & Mountain View High School; and Elizabeth Dickey-Idaho Botanical Garden. Missing: Tiffany Allgood-Coeur d’Alene Tribe; Dr. James Gregson-University of Idaho; Gretchen Hyde-Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission; Dr. Brant Miller-University of Idaho; and Anne Seifert-Idaho National Laboratory/STEM.