The Alpine Examiner

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 […]

Chamberlain Basin

Chamberlain Basin Know before you go! STAY ON THE TRAIL Please don’t cut switchbacks! It causes erosion, destroys vegetation, and ruins the trail. This trail has many switchbacks, please use them! CAMPFIRES Fires are allowed ONLY at Upper and Lower Chamberlain Lakes. There are no fires allowed above 8800′ in the White Clouds Wilderness. Consider […]

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 […]

Oral History Program and the 2023 Annual Newsletter

Each year we take some time to review the season and share information without about our work and reach. SIHA’s annual newsletter is available now! You can read a letter from our board president, find out the impact we made in 2023, enjoy a team highlight, and learn more about how our summer crew feels […]

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. […]

Raft Trip Winner & September Clean-up

Raft Trip Winner and September Clean-up Announced https://discoversawtooth.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Raft-Trip-Winner-Video-2.mp4 SIHA sends a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our raft trip drawing for our 50th anniversary fundraiser! Because of you we raised over $18,000. Thanks also to Ian, our 2023 Historic Specialist, for acting the part of Vanna to announce the winners! We are […]

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 […]