Idaho

Winter Plant Adaptations

Winter Plant Adaptations The first sign of fall is often associated with dying gardens and colorful forests, but not all trees change colors and wildflowers die. What causes the leaves to change? Which plants will come back next spring? Over time, plants have adapted to their environment, and in the Sawtooths especially, these adaptations are […]

Sawtooth Stories: Robin Garwood, Wildlife Biologist

The Alpine Examiner December 1, 2021 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Sawtooth Stories: Robin Garwood, Wildlife Biologist The Sawtooth Mountain Range is an inherently wild region, which has been abundantly clear ever since the first Euro-American settlers arrived in these lands during the 1800s. The […]

An In-Depth History of Vienna and Sawtooth City

The Alpine Examiner November 151, 2021 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area An In-Depth History of Vienna and Sawtooth City The Sawtooths are home to more than spectacular views, hikes, and wildlife; they are also home to unique stories from the past. One way to experience […]

A New Approach to an Old Issue: An Examination of Qualitative Research on Wolf Predation

A New Approach to an Old Issue: An Examination of Qualitative Research on Wolf Predation The reintroduction of wolves into Idaho in 1995 has generated debate for years, but Jeff Vance Martin’s recently published study, Peace in the valley? Qualitative insights on collaborative coexistence from the Wood River Wolf Project, takes a different approach to […]

A Sawtooth Cross-Section

The natural world, wilderness, appears as a static object to most. There are perpetual weather changes, animals might pass by, perhaps you get lucky and see a rock-slide. On the large part, humans are evolved to only think of time in short spans – twenty years is a quarter of most peoples’ lives. And within […]