2023 Spring Update

SIHA News and Events

Spring 2023 SIHA Update

With the snow in the Sawtooths finally melting, we are starting to see signs of spring. The sandhill cranes, osprey, and mountain bluebirds have returned and mud season is in full force. We welcome this time of year because it means we get to share all the exciting things we have planned for the summer season!

The Sawtooth Association is gearing up for another summer season full of educational opportunities! Join us to learn about our beloved Sawtooth National Recreation Area and gain a deeper understanding of the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, this iconic landscape.

We are just six weeks away from opening the Redfish Visitor Center & Gallery and Stanley Museum on June 9th and will be announcing our 2023 Sawtooth Forum & Lecture Series later in mid-May.

We hope you’ll consider  supporting our work in 2023. Participate in Idaho Gives, a state-wide nonprofit fundraising event. Purchase a $105 ticket to be entered into a 2-person 2024 Middle Fork Salmon River raft trip. Visit our 2023 Calendar of Events to start planning your summer.

Win a Middle Fork
Raft Trip

Participate in Idaho Gives
May 1-4

Check out our
2023 Events Calendar

Help us improve our Trail Information page. What do you think is most important to share with visitors about the SNRA trail system?

Summer Volunteer Position available!

  • Individual or couple with their own RV/travel trailer
  • Interested in performing visitor services behind the desk at the Redfish Visitor Center & Gallery

You can find the full description and submit an application on volunteer.gov.

A few upcoming dates to add to your calendar:

June 7: (tentative) Roadside Clean-up – We are pretty sure the snow piles will be melted by then, but we are going to wait a couple weeks to make the final call. Join us at the Stanley Community Building to grab supplies from 9am-12pm and head out along the roads to pick up litter that has accumulated over the winter.

Sawtooth Forum & Lecture Series – every other Friday at the Stanley Museum
5pm – June 30 | July 14 | July 28 | August 11 | August 25

July 15: A night with Central Idaho Dark Sky Alliance’s Astronomer-in-Residence at the Redfish Amphitheater.
July 22: History Day at the Stanley Museum – We invite you to celebrate the history of the Sawtooth Valley! Join us for pioneer crafts, activities, displays, and ice cream sundaes.
August 26: Sawtooth Salmon Festival at the Stanley Museum – Partnering with Idaho Rivers United, the Sawtooth Salmon Festival teaches the public about Idaho’s iconic endangered and threatened salmon populations, connects people who care about these important fish, and celebrates recovery and conservation efforts.

We’ll be sharing more program information with you throughout the summer season. You can sign up for our email list in the, “Stay connected with us,” section at the bottom of this page.