Discover the Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association…


Welcome to the Sawtooth interpretive & historical Association. Some folks who know us call us SIHA (SEE-hah)! Others just call us the Sawtooth Association or SA. We are a non-profit, member-based organization working in cooperation with the Sawtooth and Salmon-Challis National Forests. We were incorporated in 1972 as the first – and only – Cooperating Interpretive Association for the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. We work in partnership with the Forest Service to provide interpretive and educational programs on the Sawtooth NRA.

We are working to save and tell the stories of this grand environment…

  • some stories are as old as the mountains
  • some swim past in the river
  • some are from the pioneers
  • some are a way to protect the future

Message from the Sawtooth National Forest

The Forest Service is grateful to have a long-term partner like SIHA to support activities that enrich your experience in this beautiful place. Whatever your interest; you can look for local books at their sales outlets in Forest Service offices, stop by the Stanley Museum, or attend one of the Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series presentations. SIHA’s support for our public education and interpretive programs helps Forest visitors gain a better understanding and appreciation of this spectacular area.

- Becky Nourse, Supervisor, Sawtooth National Forest