Steve Stuebner

Steve Stuebner

Steve Stuebner is the writer and producer of Life on the Range, a public education project sponsored by the Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission.

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Plan your outdoor trip in advance to avoid conflicts on Idaho’s public lands

By: - October 13, 2021

This column was first published at By all accounts, the number of people playing outdoors in Idaho has been growing rapidly in recent years as record numbers of people move here or vacation here. Visits to Idaho’s public lands are increasing, and that’s led to an increase in litter, trigger trash, trespassing, resource damage […]

An angler launches a drift boat

Recreation tips: How to keep our popular South Fork Boise River corridor clean and beautiful

By: - September 8, 2021

The South Fork of the Boise River is a scenic and popular place to go fishing, camping and whitewater rafting. It’s got a blue-ribbon rainbow trout fishery, lots of camp sites, and a challenging whitewater canyon. With a steady stream of new people moving into the greater Boise area, public use is increasing in the […]

ATV rider

Multiple use requires us all to share, care to preserve Idaho’s national forest lands

By: - August 10, 2021

Many parts of the Boise National Forest are managed for multiple use. Near Cow Creek summit, west of Mountain Home, Angus cattle graze on mountain slopes. These are known as “rangelands,” which provide nutritious forage for livestock and wildlife. These are working lands for local ranchers like Charlie Lyons and Jeff Lord. The grazing pastures […]

Cory Peavey of the Flat Top Sheep Company with a Great Pyrenees puppy in the Pioneer Mountains

Livestock guardian dogs have a job to do — please leave them in the field

By: - July 12, 2021

Everyone loves dogs. But some dogs aren’t pets. Idaho sheep ranchers use special dog breeds to protect their flocks from predators. These are livestock guardian dogs that have been bred to fend off coyotes, wolves, bears and mountain lions from killing sheep. The dogs are a non-lethal method of protecting sheep — it’s a long-standing […]