Naturalists

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 […]

What Are the Sawtooth Animals Doing Now? Part II

The Alpine Examiner December 18, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area A Winter Series: Hibernators (II) Hannah Fake Many of the familiar animals that inhabit the Sawtooth Mountains and valleys are still around, but you are unlikely see any of them during the winter. Long […]

What Are the Sawtooth Animals Doing Now?

The Alpine Examiner December 11, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area A Winter Wildlife Series: Migrators (I) Hannah Fake It’s winter; it’s cold; the days are short and everything is blanketed in white. Do you ever wonder what the creatures you’ve seen on your summer […]

Furry Banknotes: A History of Fur Trapping and its Environmental Impact

The Alpine Examiner December 1, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Furry Banknotes: History of Fur Trapping and its Environmental Impact Within the academic discipline of history there are different niche genres such as military history or political history. One of the lesser-known genres is […]

Fear to Friend: Understanding Bears in the Sawtooths

The Alpine Examiner November 20, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Fear to Friend: Understanding Bears in the Sawtooths The Sawtooth Wilderness is a huge place filled with unknowns. For me, the unknown I discovered was fear. After 300 miles of hiking throughout the Sawtooth […]

2023 Sockeye and Chinook Returns

The Alpine Examiner November 2, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in Sawtooth-Salmon River Country 2023 Sockeye and Chinook Returns Clare Vergobbi Snow, ice and negative temperatures: winter has come to the Sawtooths, and the 2023 salmon runs are a wrap. We’ve received final numbers for sockeye and chinook returns to […]

An Ode To The Sawtooths

The Alpine Examiner September 7, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area An Ode to the Sawtooths June 5th, 2023 is a day I will never forget. That’s the day my wife and I saw the Stanley Basin and the Sawtooth range for the first time. […]

Jim Bennetts Oral History Summary

The Alpine Examiner August 25, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Jim Bennetts Oral History Summary This is an oral history summary from a 2008 interview with Challis resident Jim Bennetts, who worked in Stanley on ranches and mines during the early years of his […]

2023 Salmon Fest

SIHA News and Events Join SIHA and IRU for this FREE, family friendly event is all about celebrating Idaho’s wild salmon and steelhead! We will have bus tours out to the river to see wild salmon spawning with educational interpretive talks. Various vendors with salmon education related activities will be going on all day. Hang […]

Steppe into Sagebrush

The Alpine Examiner August 12, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Steppe Into Sagebrush Heath Bagley  Sagebrush is everywhere here in the Sawtooths! If you’re like me, you can’t help but stop and sniff it every once in a while. It might look like a […]