May
4
12:01 am00:01

Missoula or Montana Gives

If you're an Montana resident visit the Missoula Gives or Montana Gives Website.  

https://www.missoulagives.org/organizations/selway-bitterroot-frank-church-foundation-98206cd6-4796-42d2-981b-bfb8e1f3ae87

We appreciate your help in covering some of our necessary expenses for our volunteer trail crews.  Donate $28 (to cover two meals for one volunteer) or up to $150 to cover crosscut saw sharpening.  Plus a variety of donation amounts in between.

May
31
5:00 pm17:00

Brews for our Backcountry Crews

  • Kettlehouse Brewing- Northside Taproom

Kettlehouse Brewing will donate 50cents of every pint sold between 5 and 8PM. Funds raised will support our 2017 Volunteer Trips in the Selway Bitterroot and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Areas. Bring your friends!


Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

Brews for our Backcountry Crews

  • Blacksmith Brewing

Blacksmith Brewing will donate a portion of sales to support our 2017 Volunteer Trips in the Selway Bitterroot and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Areas. Bring your friends!

Mar
6
6:00 pm18:00

Brews for our Backcountry Crews

  • Lolo Peak Brewing Co.

Lolo Peak Brewing will donate 75cents of every pint sold between 6 and 9PM. Funds raised will support our 2017 Volunteer Trips in the Selway Bitterroot and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Areas. Bring your friends!

Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Outdoor Conversations

  • Rediscovered Books

IDAHO WILDERNESS CONSIDERED

Authors and Collaborators will come together to discuss the book they co-wrote, "Idaho Wilderness Considered". This new book, published by the Idaho Humanities Council, looks at Idaho's most wild places. The book includes personal accounts, stories about Idaho politics, and historical perspectives on what makes Idaho's wilderness so special.

Feb
4
6:00 pm18:00

11th Annual Winter Gathering & Fundraiser

  • Clarkston Quality Inn

Please Join us for an evening of fun, friends, and fundraising!    Keynote speaker is Rifka Helton "My Father's Idaho".  Live music will be performed by the Wagon Wheel Band - Sarah Swett, Flora & Clem Binninger.

Silent & Live Auctions and Basket Raffle:  Doug Cox Saddle, Trek road bike, local wines & beers, fishing and float trips, framed photographs and art, carvings, ceramics, handknits and weavings by local artists, rafting, stock, fishing and backpack gear, trout and steelhead flies, theater tickets, meals at local restaurants, and more!
 
Oct
18
7:00 pm19:00

OUTDOOR READING SERIES - author Doug Tims - "Merciless Eden"

  • Rediscovered Books

Join Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation and Rediscovered Books for an evening of stories with Doug Tims author of "Merciless Eden: A River of No Return wilderness homestead, both beautiful and brutal, and the history of the pioneers who sought to tame this Merciless Eden".

"All failed until Joe Zaunmiller, a son of German immigrants, marshaled his pioneer skills to share the bounty of the wilderness with others. A restless hellcat from Texas, fleeing the law and an outlaw husband, barges into this Eden on the river to make it her own. Perched on the bleeding edge between civilization and the wild, Campbell's Ferry Ranch witnesses the battle over where America will stop development and preserve this vestige of paradise for generations to come. In the long and fascinating history of the Salmon River land on which Campbell's Ferry sits, men and women have been lured, coaxed and persuaded to claim it and tame it. One by one, these strong, wily and dedicated souls have fallen in love with it, then lost the battle, and sometimes their minds, trying to survive it."

Sep
26
12:00 pm12:00

Moscow Monday @ Montgomery Distillery

  • Montgomery Distillery

Montgomery Distillery supports the community by hosting Moscow Mondays.  $1 from each cocktail purchased between noon and 8pm will go to the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation.  Join us, learn more about what we do, and support our stewardship efforts in the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church Wilderness areas.

Sep
20
7:00 pm19:00

OUTDOOR READING SERIES - author Dick Williams - "Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective"

  • Rediscovered Books

Join the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation and Rediscovered Books as they host Author of "Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective", Dick Williams.  Dick will share a few of the many riveting, warm, and hysterical stories of his experiences in the Idaho backcountry - stories that are included in his book. Just when you think you've heard it all, there's more.........it's not possible to make this stuff up!

Sep
7
Sep 13

Northern Frank and Bitterroot National Forest Trail Work

This will be a one-way backpacking trip to the remote northern portion of the iconic Frank Church River of no Return wilderness area.  We will be travelling deep into this seldom visited corner of the largest wilderness area in the continental United States, starting at Salmon Mountain Base Camp Trailhead and working our way to the Corn Creek Boat launch on the Salmon River.  We’ll be clearing trails and monitoring campsites during this 7 day project.  Mules and horses will carry a portion of the food, tools, and group gear that we will need to set up a comfortable camp each night. The daily hiking distance will vary but may include long 10 to 12 mile days.

Aug
26
Aug 27

2016 Sawtooth Salmon Festival

Friday, Aug 26 5:00pm - at the Stanley Community Center:  presentation by Outdoor Idaho host and Exec. Producer Bruce Reichert, "Headwaters".

Saturday, Aug 27 10am-9pm - at the Stanley Museum.  Features tours to see wild salmon spawning in their natural streams, Music by local musicians, Wild Salmon Dinner (advance tickets required - www.idahorivers.org). 

Stop by the SBFC table and say hi!

Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

Meet our Wilderness Ranger Interns!

Imagine Nation Brewing - Missoula will be our hosts for an evening with our interns.  Meet our Wilderness Ranger Intern Team - they will be showcasing their season accomplishments from their work in Montana and in Idaho.

Aug
8
Aug 14

Walton Lakes Trail Sustainability Project

This is a 5 day project on the Walton Lakes and Savage Pass Trails near Tom Beal Park in the scenic Northern section of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area.  Our work days will consist of using cross cut saws to log out the trail to Walton Lakes and beyond.  When get the trail open we will begin building trail structures to control erosion and protect the trail for years to come. 

Jul
27
Aug 1

Swamp Creek #22 Trail Clearing and Tread Repair Project

When a large forest fire blazes though a dense stand of Lodge Pole Pine trees it can leave a path of destruction in its wake that will affect the area for years to come.  Just such an event occurred in 2007 when the Bridge Creek Fire ripped through the Swamp Creek area leaving thousands of standing dead trees to come crashing down across the trail for the next decade or two.  We will be cutting out the most recent batch of trees blocking the trails in the SwampCreek area.

Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

OUTDOOR READING SERIES - author Michael Dax - "Grizzly West

  • Rediscovered Books

Join Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation (SBFC) and Rediscovered Books for a new reading series featuring local and regionalauthors that specialize in Idaho outdoors and conservation.

This month's speaker will be Michael J. Dax, author of “Grizzly West"

About the book: Environmentalists and the timber industry do not often collaborate, but in the years immediately following gray wolf reintroduction in the interior American West, a plan to reintroduce grizzly bears to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho and Montana brought these odd bedfellows together. The partnership won praise from diverse interests across the country and in 2000 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved a plan for reintroduction. When the Bush Administration took office, however, it promptly shelved the project.

In Grizzly West Michael J. Dax explores the political, cultural, and social forces at work in the West and around the country that gave rise to this innovative plan but also contributed to its downfall. It explores the great divide between the Old and the New West, one that has lasting consequences for the modern West and for our country's relationship with its wildlife.

May
11
6:00 pm18:00

Hiking the Idaho Centennial Trail

  • Idaho Mountain Touring

We are joining with Idaho Conservation League and Idaho Trails Association for an evening with hikers Clay Jacobsen and Kelly Bussard who hiked the Idaho Centennial Trail in 2015 to explore Idaho and to bring some attention to this unique hike.  They will be sharing some of the highs and lows of life on the trail providing info for planning your own hike.  Later this summer ITA and SBFC will be partnering to clear some of the trail that lies in "the Frank".

 

IDAHO GIVES
May
5
12:01 am00:01

IDAHO GIVES

https://idahogives.razoo.com/us/story/Selway-Bitterroot-Foundation

With Idaho Gives you can give any time on May 5, 2016.  From one minute after midnight through 11:59 p.m.

Thank you for your gift!

GIVE LOCAL MISSOULA
May
3
12:01 am00:01

GIVE LOCAL MISSOULA

https://givelocalmissoula.org/npo/selway-bitterroot-foundation

With Give Local Missoula you can give any time on May 3, 2016.  From one minute after midnight through 11:59 p.m.

Thank you for your gift!

Apr
9
6:00 pm18:00

Montana Gathering & Fundraiser

  • Hamilton City Hall

Location - Hamilton, Montana

Speaker Kylie Paul from Defenders of Wildlife presents:  The Bitterroot Wolverine Project

Silent Auction Features:  Guided Flyfishing and Rafting Trips - Doug Cox Saddle with 16 1/2" seat

Open House - Hors d'oeuvres, Desserts, Wine and Beer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
15
7:00 pm19:00

Boise, ID-Speaker Series: Kathy Deinhardt Hill - Spirits of the Salmon River

  • Rediscovered Books

Join Rediscovered Books and the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation (SBFC) for a new reading series featuring local authors who specialize in Idaho outdoors and stewardship.  Author Kathy Deinhardt Hill will unravel a few spellbinding stories about the quirky and quiet characters who made their home along the Salmon River.

 

Mar
11
5:00 pm17:00

Missoula, MT-Telluride Mountain Film

  • Roxy Theatre

Two Shows - Doors & Drinks @ 5:00

Show #1 - 6:00

Show #2 - 8:30

TICKETS ON SALE AT ROXYTHEATER.ORG

Mountainfilm travels year-round and worldwide with a selection of current and best-loved films from the annual Memorial-weekend festival in Telluride.   The films cover topics of adventure, mountaineering, remarkable personalities and important environment and social messages.  Through Mountainfilm on Tour, some 40,000 lives are touched every year in more than 100 locations on five continents. It’s Mountainfilm’s way of extending the reach of the annual festival and helping our filmmakers’ inspiring content be seen by audiences who otherwise might never have the opportunity.  By attending this fundraising event you are supporting the efforts of the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation.

Mar
7
6:00 pm18:00

Moscow, ID-Telluride Mountain Film

  • Kenworthy Performing Arts Center

TICKETS ON SALE AT HYPERSPUD SPORTS

Mountainfilm travels year-round and worldwide with a selection of current and best-loved films from the annual Memorial-weekend festival in Telluride.   The films cover topics of adventure, mountaineering, remarkable personalities and important environment and social messages.  Through Mountainfilm on Tour, some 40,000 lives are touched every year in more than 100 locations on five continents. It’s Mountainfilm’s way of extending the reach of the annual festival and helping our filmmakers’ inspiring content be seen by audiences who otherwise might never have the opportunity.  By attending this fundraising event you are supporting the efforts of the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation.

Jan
19
7:00 pm19:00

Boise, ID-Speaker Series: Richard Holm - "Bound For The Backcountry."

  • Rediscovered Books

Join Rediscovered Books and the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation (SBFC) for a new reading series featuring local authors that specialize in Idaho outdoors and stewardship.

Our first speaker for the new year will be Richard Holm, author of "Bound for the Backcountry," on Tuesday, January 19th beginning at 7pm at Rediscovered Books. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

About "Bound for the Backcountry": 'The Idaho backcountry has the most unique mountain and canyon flying found in the lower forty-eight states. For the first time a comprehensive history of nearly one hundred of the state's isolated airstrips has been compiled, detailing the construction and historical events of each. Combined with the history of each individual location are fascinating stories related to homesteaders, runway owners, boaters, hikers, pilots, and airplanes. Highlighting the incredible amount of information are maps and over 1,000 black and white photographs.'