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Protecting our National Treasures: The Wilderness Act of 1964

The Alpine Examiner July 7, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Protecting our National Treasures: The Wilderness Act of 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady “Lady Bird” Johnson shared a love of the outdoors. Photo Credit: LBJ Library / Frank Wolfe, accessed through […]

Walking on History

The Alpine Examiner June 30, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Walking On History There is something that we, at the museum, are prone to say to people traveling through the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). As they are smiling through the tales of all […]

Welcome to our 2024 SIHA Crew!

THE ALPINE EXAMINER June 8, 2024 NATURALIST BLOG Alicia Lindbom, 2024 Summer Programs Coordinator Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Welcome to our 2024 SIHA crew! Here we go! The Redfish Visitor Center isn’t open quite yet, but summer season 2024 has begun for us here at SIHA. […]

Merganser Madness: A Duck-Defying Leap

The Alpine Examiner May 24, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Merganser Madness: A Duck-Defying Leap Re-posted from 2021 Thud. Thud. Thud. You are walking through the trees near Redfish Lake. The beams of sunlight are reflecting off the water and the breeze is floating […]

How to Visit and Live Responsibly in Bear Country

The Alpine Examiner April 2, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area How to responsibly visit and live in bear country Re-posted from 2019 American black bear, U.S. Forest Service, Public Domain https://www.fws.gov/banner/american-black-bear-adult-usfsjpg “How common are bears around here?” “Any recent bear sightings?” On a daily […]

Avalanche and Snow Science 101

The Alpine Examiner February 10, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Avalanche and Snow Science 101 Clare Vergobbi  The SNRA in winter is a magnet for winter sports enthusiasts, especially those who want to get away from the busy slopes of ski resorts and explore […]

Winter for an Elk

Have you seen elk in the winter? Elk have many adaptations to help them get through the cold winter months.

Winter Plant Adaptations

The Alpine Examiner January 12, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Winter Plant Adaptations Aspen Arnold Fall colors (photo: Aspen Arnold) The first sign of fall is often associated with dying gardens and colorful forests, but not all trees change colors and wildflowers die. What […]

A River Stone

A River Stone Tens of millions of years ago the pink granite of the Sawtooth Mountains was formed. It was lifted, eroded, broken, and shaped by forces that make mountains. Its rosy hue and granite spires have seen great change and been created through change. This rock’s journey continues. Long ago snow began to fall […]

What Are the Sawtooth Animals Doing Now? Part III

The Alpine Examiner December 25, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area A Winter Series: Endurance (III) Hannah Fake Over the last two posts we have discuss how many species have left the Sawtooths for warmer weather and more plentiful food, while other animals are curled […]