Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Idaho Environmental Guide for Local Governments: Resources

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Pollution Prevention (P2) Program works with Idaho's businesses to prevent pollution and conserve resources. DEQ's P2 specialist can provide on-site or remote assistance on issues related to air, waste, water, conservation, and sustainability.

Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN) is a "first-stop shop" providing environmental management, planning, funding, and regulatory information for elected and appointed local government officials, managers, and staff. LGEAN enables local officials to interact with their peers and others online. In an effort to reach all local governments, LGEAN also manages a toll-free telephone service (877/865-4326).

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations that have made commitments to sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level.

Mayors Climate Protection Center provides mayors with guidance and assistance to lead their cities' efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.

Sustainable Communities Network links citizens to resources and to one another to create healthy, vital, and sustainable communities.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance provides innovative strategies, working models, and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development.

EPA Local Government Resources Center helps local government officials and other community leaders find online sources of information, tools, and other resources that can help them build greener communities.

Waste Reduction Resource Center: Resources for Local Governments is a resource of case studies of local government pollution prevention projects and resources.

Smart Growth Resources

Smart Growth Network was formed in response to increasing community concerns about the need for new ways to grow that boost the economy, protect the environment, and enhance community vitality. The Network's partners include environmental groups, historic preservation organizations, professional organizations, developers, real estate interests, and local and state government entities. The Network works to encourage development that serves the economy, community, and the environment.

Smart Communities Network offers resources, tools, links to articles and publications, and community success stories on a variety of topics from community energy to green development to sustainable business.

Planning Resources

Allen, Gary, Christopher Meyer, Deborah E. Nelson, and Franklin G. Lee. 2007. Idaho Land Use Handbook. Givens Pursley Attorneys at Law.

Arendt, Randall G. 1996. Best Development Practices. American Planning Association.

Arendt, Randall G. 1996. Conservation Design for Subdivisions. Island Press.

France, Robert L. 2002. Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design. Lewis Publishers.

Witten, Jon and Scott Horsley. 1995. A Guide to Wellhead Protection. American Planning Association.

Staff Contacts

Pollution Prevention and Continuous Improvement Lead
Ben Jarvis
DEQ State Office
Director's Office
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0146