The Alpine Examiner

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 […]

Gotta Catch ’em All! My Search for the American Pika

The Alpine Examiner July 29, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Gotta Catch ‘Em All! My Search for the American Pika Photo Credit: Cal DeCoursey, 2016 SIHA Photo Contest Submission  Disclaimer: Please respect wildlife and refrain from using animal calls to draw animals to you […]

Summer Fun

Summer fun at SIHA! Summer is in full swing in the Sawtooths and we have lots of programs and special events happening over the next six weeks. We are excited to now carry custom postcards, magnets, water bottles, stickers, t-shirts and hats in our Sawtooth stores. Stop by the Stanley Museum, Redfish Visitor Center, Stanley […]

Below the Mistletoe

The Alpine Examiner July 24, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Below the Mistletoe “Kiss me under the mistletoe” is a common phrase we hear around the holiday season, as romantics hope to receive a peck beneath their door frame. For centuries people have glamorized […]