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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, […]

Welcome to our 2022 Naturalists!

The Alpine Examiner June 12th, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The Sawtooth Squad: Introducing Our 2022 SIHA Naturalists! The last ice has melted off Redfish Lake. Spring flowers are leafing out, and some are even blooming. The rivers and lakes are on the rise […]

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 […]

Con Artists in the American West

Stories of the American West are extremely romantic. They tell of pioneers on the Oregon Trail, mountain men, and horse-riding cowboys. It all adds to our society’s picturesque imaginings of the “Old West.” One thing to remember about the West is that it represented boundless opportunities for those hoping to improve their lot in life. […]