The Frank-Church River of No Return Wilderness, due to its hard to reach remote location, often creates an experience of solitude and rugged beauty for its visitors. Unknown to many, landscapes in the Wilderness once supported bustling mining towns and an extensive network of telephone communications and lookouts that were there to help defend public lands from wildfires during WWII Payette National Forest archaeologist, Dr. Morgan Zedalis, will be sharing stories that accompany these historic landmarks in the “Frank”. In addition, she will be inviting a discussion on the interest in recreational tourism for historic sites and ideas for creating educational and interpretive information for visitors while maintaining Wilderness character.
MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR is a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films. The tour will soon visit Boise, ID at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Enjoy films that will explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. www.mountainfilm.org
Every Monday, Payette Brewing donates 50% of proceeds from beer sales in the tap room to the selected nonproﬁt of the evening. Nonproﬁts must have current 501(c)3 status from the IRS and able to show proof of designation. The tap room is open 5-10pm on Mondays and any draft beer sales during that time will count towards the organization’s total donation. The tap room is open to the public and anyone who enjoys a beer on Monday at the brewery will be helping your organization. The brewery is now an all-ages establishment due to a recent law change.
Music by: "Friday Night Jam" 6:00-8:00 pm - pre-show and post show by Taylor Martin Gibson (aka Creamer-Jones-Sturmak).
Address: 733 South Pioneer Street, Boise, ID 83702 Time: 5:00 – 10:00 pm What: 50% of proceeds from beer sales are donated. Merchandise, wine and keg sales are excluded.
Please join Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, ICL, Idaho Trails Association, and the city of Boise’s Ridge to Rivers crew for First Thursday at Idaho Mountain Touring. We will fill you in on volunteer opportunities in all parts of the state of Idaho, including trail clearing, adopt-a-trail and wilderness stewardship programs. This is a great way to get outside, get involved, and give back to YOUR public lands!
If you're an Idahoan visit the Idaho Gives Website. 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.
If you're an Montana resident visit the Missoula Gives or Montana Gives Website.
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.
“This unforgettable book—one doesn’t quite know where to begin praising it: whether at the literary or emotional level—catches, then lodges in the eddy of the heart.” —Cort Conley, Literature Program Director, Idaho Commission on the Arts
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.
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!
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."
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.
We will be enjoying early autumn's warm, sunny days as we clear trails restore old campsites, and build trail drains in this beautiful area!
OUTDOOR READING SERIES - author Dick Williams - "Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective"
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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".