Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series
Beginning in 2008 the SA has sponsored the annual Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series. These programs provide visitors and locals the opportunity to hear experts in local history, fish and wildlife, geology, environmental issues, and the arts share their work and latest research results related to this magical Sawtooth-Salmon River country. What fun to learn more about the special critters, characteristics and culture that make this a very, very, special place! Past presentations have included pronghorn antelope, rare flowers and plants, Whitebark Pine ecology, fire ecology, wolverines, wolves, salmon, and raptor ecology featuring live birds of prey. Geologists have explained how the Sawtooth Valley was formed and about the recently discovered Sawtooth Earthquake fault! Historians have shared the history of the conservation movement in the West, Native Americans, and of the early settlers, miners, ranchers and scientists in the Sawtooth country. Local writers and poets have shared their work as well.
These fascinating programs are free of charge (donations accepted!). They are held every Friday in July and August at 5pm at the Stanley Museum. This fascinating and wide ranging lecture series is sponsored by SA and would not be possible without the generous community support of Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, Sawtooth Society, Redfish Lake Lodge, National Environmental Education Foundation, the Val A. Browning Foundation, and other individual donors. We cannot thank these generous organizations and individuals enough for their essential financial support! We look forward to seeing you at these fascinating and informative presentations.
In 2017, the tenth year of the FLS, the Series will focus on the various Fins, Feathers, and Features that make the Sawtooth Valley special. This area is rich in wildlife species, stories, and the vast dark sky that is laid out above us every night. The reason much of this land is protected public land is because of the mysteries of what is held in these mountainous valleys, the crystal-clear waters, and the endless sky. We hope you will enjoy the Series this summer as we break into the stories of the wildlife and people of our area. Please let us know what you think of the Series and sign up to be on our mailing list to get updates on upcoming programs.