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Journey Down the Snake River with Will Whelan

  • 11 Apr 2023
  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Stonehouse Event Center, Boise


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This fast-paced presentation tells the story of the Snake River’s thousand-mile course from its headwaters on the Yellowstone Plateau to its confluence with the Columbia River in eastern Washington. The Snake’s story is complex and fascinating – a tale that includes beauty, conflict, challenge, and surprise. Will Whelan uses photographs to illustrate how the great river of Idaho has been shaped by human and natural forces.


Will Whelan recently retired after a 37-year career as a conservationist and natural resources lawyer in Idaho. Until 2021, Will served as the executive director of the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts. He also worked for eighteen years with The Nature Conservancy, where he led the Idaho Chapter’s public policy and advocacy work. During that time, Governor Otter appointed Will to the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer Advisory Committee. Will started his professional life with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, where he specialized in salmon, energy and water issues.

Will enjoys exploring the natural treasures of the Snake River and its tributaries. He is a board member of the recently organized Magic Valley Land Trust and a former board member of IEF!

Happy Hour Schedule:

4:30-5:00 PM - Check-in and Visiting/Networking Time

5:00-6:00 PM - Presentation

6:00-6:30 PM - Visiting/Networking Time

*Please note this is a Happy Hour Forum and not a lunch forum. Happy Hour Registration includes appetizers and one drink ticket. 

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