Idaho Environmental Council Records, 1980-1995

Overview of the Collection

Idaho Environmental Council
Idaho Environmental Council Records
1980-1995 (inclusive)
2.33 cubic feet, (3 boxes)  :   ; 
Collection Number
MG 438
The Idaho Environmental Council was formed in 1968 was the first conservation group in Idaho to have “Environmental” in its name. This collection contains their organizational records.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.

This collection is in English
Funding for processing this collection was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Idaho Environmental Council was formed in 1968 by Brock Evans, Northwest representative of the Sierra Club and the Western Federation of Outdoor Clubs. It was the first conservation group in Idaho to have “Environmental” in its name. The Idaho Environmental Council’s newsletter was first published from 1968 to 1970 by University of Idaho professor Jim Calvert and then from 1971 to 2009 the Council’s newsletter was edited and published by Gerald A. Jayne. Some of the biggest issues the Council worked on was stopping the logging in the upper Selway, putting an end to dredge mining in the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, and helping to keep a mine out of the White Clouds area, and trying to stop the building of the Teton Dam.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Idaho Environmental Council records span the years 1980-1995. Included in the records are photographic negatives and information and correspondence relating to wildlife, state forests, wilderness management, Idaho wilderness areas, timber, grizzly bears, and Meadow Creek.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

Idaho Environmental Council, MG 438, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The original order was retained with materials from the 2001 accession.

Preservation Note

Custodial History

The records of the Idaho Environmental Council were in the possession of Dennis Baird, an officer of the Council, until the time of donation.

Acquisition Information

The records of the Idaho Environmental Council were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Dennis Baird in October 2001 (MA 2001-20).

Processing Note

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. Some materials were refoldered. The collection was reduced by 0.66 cubic feet.

Separated Materials

Publications were removed and placed into a separate manuscript group Conservation Reports and Publications (MG 449).

Related Materials

Gerald A. Jayne papers MG 443

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Wildlife - State Forests - Wilderness Management
Idaho Wilderness - Timber - Grizzly Bears
Meadow Creek

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • Idaho Environmental Council