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Feeling Squirrely

The Alpine Examiner August 28th, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Feeling Squirrely: Squirrels of the Sawtooths Squirrels: fluffy, resourceful, and seemingly everywhere, they are a common animal throughout North America, including here in the Sawtooths. Although they may not be as exciting as the […]

The People Behind The Peaks: A Brief History of Bill Horton

The Alpine Examiner August 21, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The People Behind the Peaks: A Brief History of Bill Horton The view from Horton Peak Lookout The Sawtooth peaks are filled with mystery. Mountaineers unravel the mystery by finding hidden routes while geologists […]

Protecting Idaho’s Waters

Protecting Idaho’s Waters August 13, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Protecting Idaho’s Waters I was surprised to learn recently that Idaho does not have a problem with zebra mussels. I figured that every state had invasive zebra mussels due to how common they are […]

Wolf and Human Coexistence: Interpretation of “Peace in the valley? Qualitative insights on collaborative coexistence from the Wood River Wolf Project.” by J.V. Martin

The Alpine Examiner August 9th, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Wolf and Human Coexistence: Interpretation of “Peace in the valley? Qualitative insights on collaborative coexistence from the Wood River Wolf Project by J.V. Martin Source: https://blog.humanesociety.org/2021/04/idaho-lawmakers-on-verge-of-sanctioning-a-carnage-of-90-of-the-states-wolves.html Idaho is home to both the highest percentage […]

The Life and Legacy of Louis Stur

The Alpine Examiner July 31, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The Life and Legacy of Louis Stur A pioneer of climbing in the Sawtooths and a figure known just as well for his charisma and kindness as for his mountaineering accomplishment, Louis Stur exemplifies […]

Are We Loving the Sawtooths to Death?

The Alpine Examiner July 23, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Are We Loving the Sawtooths to Death? Most people have seen the headline “Loving Our Lands to Death”, talking about public lands and the fact that millions of people from all over the world […]

The Sawtooth NRA is not a national park

ALPINE EXAMINER July 16, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The Sawtooth NRA is not a National Park Before I moved to Stanley to start working, I did not know the Sawtooth were at the center of a National Recreation Area (NRA). I’d never heard […]

A Beaver’s Tale

The Alpine Examiner July 10, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area A Beaver’s Tale A beaver’s tail is the tail to end all tails. Let me first start this tale with a story that is thousands of years old. This is the story of how […]

Dance of the Sandhill Crane

The Alpine Examiner July 3, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Dance of the Sandhill Crane  “High horns, low horns, silence and finally a pandemonium of trumpets, rattles, croaks and cries that almost shakes the bog with its nearness… When we hear his call, we […]

15th Annual Forum and Lecture Series

The Alpine Examiner June 19th, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The 15th Annual SIHA Forum and Lecture Series! Time for your favorite Stanley weekly event – the SIHA Forum and Lecture Series! This is the 15th year of our hosting the summer speaker series, […]