The League supports treatment of a river basin, coordination of actions of governmental agencies, protection of flood plains from misuse and filling, elimination of water pollution and evaluation of the need for improvements.
We reaffirm that standards stated in our Land Use position apply to the waterway. We further support:
1. Free public access at appropriate intervals along the waterway;
2. Activities along the waterway should be non-polluting of land, water, and air;
3. Businesses near the waterway should be compatible with enjoyment of it.
1. the premise that land is a finite resource and that land ownership, whether public or private, carries responsibility for stewardship;
2. land use planning and zoning that reflects conservation and wise management of resources;
3. identification and protection of areas of critical concern, including wetlands, shore lands, and unique scenic, historical and cultural sites;
4. acquisition of land for public use;
5. review of environmental, social, and economic impacts of major public and private developments including the Keweenaw National Historical Park, local historic districts, proposed parks and the U.S. 41 corridor; and
6. citizen access to the land use planning process.
The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports comprehensive land-use planning for Idaho; supports local planning within state guidelines and with state assistance; supports citizen participation and consideration of the public’s interest in land-use decisions.