Wikipedia:WikiProject Idaho

WikiProject Idaho
This WikiProject is about the US state of Idaho
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This project was formed to better organize information in articles related to the U.S. state of Idaho. This page and its subpages contain various suggestions to help focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please introduce yourself on the talk page and add your signature to the "Participants" section below. You are also welcome to add our user template to your user page.

This project template is fairly set, but anyone is welcome to rearrange things or help set up some of the subsidiary pages and templates. Please start a discussion on the Talk page


This project shall coordinate the creation and editing of articles related to the U.S. State Idaho, its cities, sites, history, etc. It aims primarily to expand Wikipedia's resources on Idaho and present the state in a fair and accurate manner.

WikiProject family tree

This WikiProject is an offshoot of WikiProject Tree of Life:

Project Divisions

Each of these area has notes and decisions from discussions pertaining to their particular sub-topic (as it relates to Idaho).
Our broad of areas include: (Task forces or Work Groups)

  • Communities (talk)—Cities and towns
  • Physical geography (talk)— Regions, parks, climate, physical features
  • Transportation (talk)— Roads, trails, rail, ferries, and airplanes in and around Idaho
  • Culture (talk)— Education, music, art, religion, icons, mass communication
  • People (talk)—Includes Idaho natives and those residents who have shaped Idaho
  • Government (talk)—Government: federal, state and local politics and politicians in relation to Idaho.
  • History (talk)—History of Idaho during and prior to statehood
  • Economy (Talk)—Major Idaho industries, employers, trends, and history relating to the economy of Idaho


  • To request an image for an article, use {{WikiProject United States|ID=yes|ID-importance=|image-needed=yes}} or {{Image requested|in=Idaho}} on the article talk page. Either method will add the article to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Idaho
  • If you need to specify more locations (such as a road passing through eight Idaho counties), use {{Image requested}} and its multiple "in=" parameters.

Check out WikiMedia Commons for Idaho photographs. Please consider adding your Idaho-related photos to the Commons.


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  • 05 Jun 2024 – Registered Agents Inc. (talk · edit · hist) was AfDed by CapnPhantasm (t · c); see discussion (10 participants; relisted)

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2008 Humanitarian BowlBoise National ForestWilliam BorahCraters of the Moon National Monument and PreserveCutthroat troutErnest HemingwayHarmon KillebrewSawtooth National Forest

List of governors of IdahoList of longest streams of Idaho

  Good articles

1970 Idaho gubernatorial election2016 Famous Idaho Potato BowlBeulah Ream AllenLeonard J. ArringtonBeaver dropDavid B. BleakBurke CanyonBurke, IdahoCoeur d'Alene, IdahoBill HaywoodUSS Idaho (BB-42)Interstate 86 (Idaho)Kootenay RiverH. Rex LeeThe Oregon Trail (1971 video game)The Oregon Trail (1985 video game)Potlatch RiverJane SeveranceSnake RiverTwin Falls saucer hoaxU.S. Route 195Brad White (defensive lineman)

  Did you know? articles

1970 Idaho gubernatorial election2006 MPC Computers Bowl2008 Humanitarian Bowl2016 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl2022 Famous Idaho Potato BowlAcer chaneyiAcer smileyiAcer trainiAcer whitebirdenseJohn Merton AldrichBeulah Ream AllenAmalgamated Sugar CompanyBenton BangsBeaver dropPolly Bemis HouseBig Jacks Creek WildernessBirch Creek Charcoal KilnsDavid B. BleakBoise National ForestBoise homosexuality scandalMason BraymanReed BudgeWilliam M. BunnCarex aboriginumLafayette CarteeCastilleja christiiThomas Cheney (folklorist)Coeur d'Alene miners' disputeCoeur d'Alene peopleCharles CoinerComptonia columbianaConcordia University School of LawDickshooterDworshak DamNiles FulwylerJackson GillisGilmore and Pittsburgh RailroadJeanne GivensDick GravesGrizzly 399D. Mark HegstedHell's Half Acre Lava FieldHeyburn State ParkKent R. HillRosel H. HydeIdaho State Highway 50Idaho Territory in the American Civil WarInterstate 86 (Idaho)John N. IrwinJordan Creek (Owyhee River tributary)KOUUKSKI (AM)Jeff KroghH. Rex LeeJack LemleyList of Idaho state symbolsList of longest streams of IdahoGlen Little (clown)Little Jacks Creek WildernessWesley P. LloydMassacre Rocks State ParkPhil McGraneCharles MoyerMurphy Complex FireJohn Baldwin NeilDuane NellisJames C. NelsonNez Perce languageNorth Fork Owyhee WildernessOld EphraimPaleontology in IdahoMendel L. PetersonPole Creek WildernessPotlatch RiverPriestly's Hydraulic RamPro-Life (politician)Saint Joe RiverJane SeveranceSnake River Plain (ecoregion)Cy SneedThorvald A. SolbergEdward A. StevensonJanie ThompsonTreasure ValleyTrochodendron rosayiVirginia TrotterTwin Falls saucer hoaxUtah-Idaho Sugar CompanyLaNada War JackWeippe PrairieBrad White (defensive lineman)C. Ferris WhiteWhite Pine Series of Architectural MonographsGeorge M. WillingWilson Butte CaveWilliam A. Wilson (folklorist)Kalie Wright

  In the News articles

2021 Western North America heat wavePhil BattBowe BergdahlBud ClarkBryce Dejean-JonesJoseph Edward DuncanShirley EnglehornMarilyn HowardDon LarsenJack LemleyGary PeacockFrank ShrontzWayne Walker (linebacker)Randy Weaver

Boise National ForestWilliam BorahCraters of the Moon National Monument and PreserveCutthroat troutMark FeltErnest HemingwayHarmon KillebrewSawtooth National ForestYellowstone fires of 1988Yellowstone National Park

  Picture of the day pictures

Mark FeltYellowstone fires of 1988Yellowstone National Park

  Former good articles

Northern Pacific RailwayUnion Pacific Railroad

WikiProjects directly supported by WikiProject Idaho and the {{WikiProject Idaho}} banner:


Active participants

To join WikiProject Idaho, edit this section and add the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest to the bottom of the following list of participants. Participants should also place participant identification on their user page.

  1. Caldorwards4 04:49, 21 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Faustus37 19:26, 30 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  3. porkins8888 30 January 2008
  4. Mjquinn id - 25 October 2008 = Templates and Categories
  5. TwistOfCain (talk) - Will work mainly on Southern and Eastern Idaho cities, as well as the Lemhi Valley area.
  6. Douglas Jones
  7. BDD 23:07, 15 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Gtwfan52 (talk) 03:49, 14 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Voltaire's Vaquero (talk) 05:28, 4 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  10. User:Redtitan - 26 November 2015 - Climate geek - I'll be adding weatherboxes and Köppen climate classifications to locations throughout Idaho where they currently don't exist or are outdated.
  11. Lena Key 01 January 2016 Boise area related articles
  12. Howpper, I focus on North Idaho
  13. IdahoSolo (talk) 20:06, 13 April 2017 (UTC) mostly politics[reply]
  14. Levictorsmith (talk · contribs) 07:21:13, 19 May 2021 (UTC)  General Southwestern Idaho (Mountain Home, Idaho, Bruneau, Idaho, etc)[reply]
  15. DoovidToonet (talk · contribs) 22:31:37, 12 January 2023 (UTC) , I enjoy anything to do with the Idaho highway network and geologic features in southwest Idaho.[reply]
  16. Kencf0618 (talk · contribs) Two decadal Idahoan. Retiree looking for potential Ingress portals.
  17. Jmaxx37 (talk · contribs) 01:26:04, 4 January 2024 (UTC)  Hot springs![reply]
  18. Jokojis (talk · contribs) 20:46:24, 19 March 2024 (UTC)  Southwest Idaho and greater Boise area.[reply]

Former participants

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. .Robbie Giles talk (founder) - Keeping the project's recent additions link reasonably up-to-date. Also working on city and county sites in the North-central Idaho region. Also adding to articles on the Nez Perce and Coeur d'Alene tribes. - Inactive since December 2008
  2. Drumguy8800 (talk · contribs · count) Idaho is fantastic.. along with Montana. I mainly contribute to geographic articles.. recently about the Bitterroot Range and related topics - Only one edit since September 2009
  3. redsoxunixgeek 29 April 2007 - 2 edits since August 2008
  4. vatsun 10 July 2007 - Inactive since March 2009
  5. Luminece 10 July 2007 - Inactive since April 2009
  6. arkaydubya 22 March 2008 - Inactive since March 2008
  7. </post> Geek45 (talk) 13:28, 8 May 2008 (UTC) - 4 edits since October 2009[reply]
  8. IrishDragon (talk) 24 November 2008 - Inactive since June 2009
  9. Brandongilbert (talk) 22 May 2008 - Inactive since December 2009
  10. King of the Arverni - Inactive since April 2011
  11. Byron Shock - Inactive since January 2012

Participant identification

WikiProject Idaho participants should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Idaho participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Idaho participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Idaho}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Idaho}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Idaho|invite}} linked pages

For other Idaho user templates see Category:Idaho user templates.


Various types of Wikipedia:WikiProject Templates help us manage all this information.

Project Templates

Code Result
{{WikiProject United States|ID=yes}}

Template showing an article, image, category, or template is part of this WikiProject. Placed at the top of talk pages, not articles.

After tagging an article, you can add it and its talk page to Wikipedia:WikiProject Idaho/Idaho recent changes if you want it to show up before the next update.

 United States: Idaho Unassessed
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the ongoing discussions.
???This article has not yet received a rating on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
This article is supported by WikiProject Idaho (assessed as Top-importance).

Article Body

Sections in the Guidelines will link to sub-sections here.


For People, Places, Things

Code Result

Infobox for use on regions, cities, and boroughs; placed at the bottom of article pages.

See also

General structure for the bottom sections is:

  1. ==See also==
    1. {{Portal}} unless there are issues with the right side of the page.
    2. Then try * {{tl|portal-inline|Idaho}}
  2. ==References==
    1. {{reflist}}
  3. no more lvl1 headers
    1. Stubs - We put stubs above NavBars, in case the page is short, or there are issues with the right side.
    2. NavBoxes - these are bars that have a "show" on the far right that will expand into a "Navigational Box".
      1. {{Idaho}}


Code Result

Stub notice for Idaho articles not covered by one of the other stub categories; placed at the bottom of article pages


Stub notice for articles dealing with Idaho locations or geographical features; placed at the bottom of article pages


Stub notice for Idaho politicians; placed at the bottom of article pages


Stub notice for Idaho schools (but not colleges or universities); placed at the bottom of article pages

If the priority articles in the top of this page don't interest you, you can always expand one of these stubs.

Navigational boxes are for several purposes:

  • Politics - previous office holder and succeeding office holder; Governor, Mayor, etc.
  • Sports - with "seasonal" pages (i.e. 2008 Boise State Broncos football season) - will allow the user to find Previous and Succeeding season

Generally, they should be placed after "External Links" section and before the "DEFAULTSORT" or "Category list".
Ideally, with the comment:

<!-- Generically, going from most specific to least specific...-->
{{Boise State Broncos football navbox}}
{{Boise State University}}
{{Mountain West Conference football navbox}}
Code Result

NavBox for basically ALL Idaho articles; placed at the bottom of all other NavBoxes pages

{{Idaho county seats}}

NavBox for basically Idaho 'County Seat' articles; placed at the TOP of all other NavBoxes pages, but ONLY on:

  • City pages for the County Seats
  • All County pages

People Footers

Places Footers

College Footers

College Sports footers (Football)

College Sports footers (Football)


The following periodicals are available through online subscription databanks, in either citation, abstract, or full-text format. If any editors would wish to get information from them, please drop me an e-mail indicating the subject, or the periodical, and period, and I will forward what I can find. John Carter (talk) 18:12, 6 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • Advocate (Idaho) (1980-on)


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.