Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

DATE: JUNE 1

TRAILHEAD: SWEATHOUSE CREEK,  VICTOR, MT

MEET UP: 9AM

RATING: VERY EASY

DESCRIPTION:

Have you been wondering what trail work is all about? This is a great opportunity to learn about the tools and work that consists of maintaining trails. Join SBFC staff to perform annual and deferred maintenance within the first few miles on the Sweathouse Creek trail to Sweathouse Falls on the Bitterroot National Forest.

We will have a task for everyone! You can choose to brush vegetation back to widen the trail corridor with loppers, clean any leaf litter and rocks from drains with a shovel, use a crosscut or hand saw to clear any downed trees in the trail, or a pick-mattock to redefine the tread.

We will have a BBQ after the workday around 4:30pm at Wildwood Brewing in Stevensville for all of our amazing volunteers!

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Boise Outdoor Conversations
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Boise Outdoor Conversations

For readers of The Stranger in the Woods and H Is for Hawk, a beautifully written and emotionally rewarding memoir about a father, his three sons, and a scrappy 100-acre piece of land in rural Michigan.

 Some families have to dig hard to find the love that holds them together. Some have to grow it out of the ground.

Bruce Kuipers was good at hunting, fishing, and working, but not at much else that makes a real father or husband. Conflicted, angry, and a serial cheater, he destroyed his relationship with his wife, Nancy, and alienated his three sons-journalist Dean, woodsman Brett, and troubled yet brilliant fisherman Joe. He distrusted people and clung to rural America as a place to hide.

So when Bruce purchased a 100-acre hunting property as a way to reconnect with his sons, they resisted. The land was the perfect bait, but none of them knew how to be together as a family. Conflicts arose over whether the land-an old farm that had been degraded and reduced to a few stands of pine and blowing sand-should be left alone or be actively restored. After a decade-long impasse, Bruce acquiesced, and his sons proceeded with their restoration plan. What happened next was a miracle of nature.

Dean Kuipers weaves a beautiful and surprising story about the restorative power of land and of his own family, which so desperately needed healing. Heartwarming and profound, The Deer Camp is the perfect story of fathers, sons, and the beauty and magic of the natural world.

Dean Kuipers has studied and written about the field of environmental politics and the human-nature relationship for decades. He is the author of Burning Rainbow Farm and Operation Bite Back. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles TimesOutsideThe Atlantic, Men's JournalRolling Stone, and Playboy. He lives in Los Angeles.

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McCall Outdoor Conversations
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

McCall Outdoor Conversations

A presentation by Archaeologist Lucy Harris.  The western margin of Cascade Reservoir in Valley County, Idaho contains an impressive archaeological record that documents a human history of the valley that spans 11,000 years.  Given how little is known or understood about the early human history of the area, these sites collectively represent an invaluable and irreplaceable archaeological record. However, ongoing erosion from reservoir wave action and casual collection of surface exposed artifacts by recreationists are having serious detrimental effects on site integrity. This talk pulls together a sketch of the deep human history of the valley as gleaned from surface examination of these sites and discusses ongoing efforts by the Boise National Forest to evaluate the extent of site destruction from erosion and to develop appropriate mitigation measures.

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Idaho Gives
May
2
12:01 AM00:01

Idaho Gives

The annual time for giving hosted by Idaho and Missoula Gives. This year we will be allocating all the “Gives” funds to the 2019 Wilderness Ranger Intern program. We have 9 interns joining us from around the US (and Austria) to learn Wilderness skills and ways. They will be with SBFC from mid-May to mid-August.

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Kegs 4 Kause Nite @ Payette Brewing
Apr
1
5:00 PM17:00

Kegs 4 Kause Nite @ Payette Brewing

Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation and Idaho Trails Association are teaming up for Kegs 4 Kause Night at Payette Brewing. Come learn about our summer projects AND compete or cheer on your team at the Minute to Win It competition. Sign ups from 5-6. Games begin at 6pm. Fun prizes - great entertainment! Unfamiliar with Minute to Win It? Check this out: https://youtu.be/qebYuCt5zJg

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REI Boise - Aaron Theisen - Day Hiking Glacier NP & Western Montana
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

REI Boise - Aaron Theisen - Day Hiking Glacier NP & Western Montana

Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation hosts author Aaron Theisen for a presentation covering his latest guidebook featuring 125 hikes in Glacier National Park and Western Montana recreation areas, with outings to suit all ages and fitness levels. Weekend-worthy wilderness hikes await explorers in: the 100,000-acre Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, where alpine lakes hide among amid sheer shelves of rock; the Scotchman Peaks, which house millennia-old trees beneath their rugged, brushy summits; the shallow, grass-fringed pools of Ten Lakes Scenic Area, just shy of the Canadian border in northwest Montana; and the jeweled basins of the Seeley-Swan Valley.

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Outdoor Conversations Book Club - Chesapeake Requiem
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Outdoor Conversations Book Club - Chesapeake Requiem

The Outdoor Conversations Series is evolving! In an effort to expand our offerings and discover new writers of both fiction and non-fiction, we've decided to take it in a new direction in 2019. We will continue to focus on books that connect readers with the wilderness and to provide more association between our community and the Idaho Outdoors.

Join us for a moderated discussion on Chesapeake Requiem by Earl Swift

Chesapeake Requiem:

"Earl Swift was a reporter for the Norfolk, Va., Virginian-Pilot when he first stepped onto Tangier's marshy ground in the summer of 1999. Swift says the people he met there left a deep impression on him. "They were tough and self-reliant, as you'd expect in such an outpost, but also warm, loving, and full of humor. And they all were players in a true community — Tangier lived up to that label more than any place I'd ever been." And they knew that their way of life was in danger, Swift says: "One after the other, townsfolk told me about the existential dilemma facing the place: that the waters that had long sustained the place with its fish, crabs and oysters were now poised to erase it." Still, many of the islanders did not believe in climate change (and voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016). The book is a braid of three narrative threads, the first detailing the island's history, the second the science of climate change and its effects, and the third a rough chronology of Swift's time there."
-Petra Mayer, NPR

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Day Hiking in Glacier & Selway-Bitterroot
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Day Hiking in Glacier & Selway-Bitterroot

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation hosts author Aaron Theisen for a presentation covering his latest guidebook featuring 125 hikes in Glacier National Park and Western Montana recreation areas, with outings to suit all ages and fitness levels.

Weekend-worthy wilderness hikes await explorers in: the 100,000-acre Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, where alpine lakes hide among amid sheer shelves of rock; the Scotchman Peaks, which house millennia-old trees beneath their rugged, brushy summits; the shallow, grass-fringed pools of Ten Lakes Scenic Area, just shy of the Canadian border in northwest Montana; and the jeweled basins of the Seeley-Swan Valley.

 

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Mountainfilm on Tour - Two Nights
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Mountainfilm on Tour - Two Nights

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a collection of short films that are culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The tour will soon visit Cascade and McCall for a two-day festival.  The selection of films will explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.  A different set of films will be shown at each location.

 

The festival kicks off on Sunday, March 3 at the ROXY with a matinee and raffle.  Doors open at 2:00 pm show begins @ 3:00 pm.  The festival continues the following evening, Monday, March 4 with a prefunction at Broken Horn Brewing from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Alpine Playhouse show begins at 7:00 pm/raffle at intermission.  RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE:  Weekend in Boise, Day Trip on the Selway, Lochsa, or Clearwater with a night of glamping, YETI coolers, Tamarack Lift Tickets, Patagonia products and much more!

 

Tickets for Mountainfilm go on sale February 14 and can be purchased at Barn Owl Books, McCall and Watkins Pharmacy, Cascade.  Tickets will also be available the day of the event at the theater box offices.  The cost for the show is $13 adult/$10 student $20/both nights. Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour is hosted by Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation in partnership with local sponsors. 

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Mountainfilm on Tour - Two Nights
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Mountainfilm on Tour - Two Nights

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a collection of short films that are culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The tour will soon visit Cascade and McCall for a two-day festival.  The selection of films will explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.  A different set of films will be shown at each location.

The festival kicks off on Sunday, March 3 at the ROXY with a matinee and raffle.  Doors open at 2:00 pm show begins @ 3:00 pm.  The festival continues the following evening, Monday, March 4 with a prefunction at Broken Horn Brewing from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Alpine Playhouse show begins at 7:00 pm/raffle at intermission.  RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE:  Weekend in Boise, Day Trip on the Selway, Lochsa, or Clearwater with a night of glamping, YETI coolers, Tamarack Lift Tickets, Patagonia products and much more!

Tickets for Mountainfilm go on sale February 14 and can be purchased at Barn Owl Books, McCall and Watkins Pharmacy, Cascade.  Tickets will also be available the day of the event at the theater box offices.  The cost for the show is $13 adult/$10 student $20/both nights. Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour is hosted by Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation in partnership with local sponsors. 

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Dan Noakes @ REI - Thru Hike on the ICT
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Dan Noakes @ REI - Thru Hike on the ICT

Dan Noakes is a 33 year-old McCall local who hiked the Idaho Centennial Trail in the summer of 2018. He is a professional video animator and owner of Motifize. He published his ICT thru-hike experience with a video series featured on his YouTube Channel.   Dan will share insights into taking on such a hike, answer questions from the audience, and present video highlights of his experience.  Be prepared for an evening of high adventure!

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Boise Outdoor Conversations
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Boise Outdoor Conversations

  • Rediscovered Books - Downtown Boise (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DAN NOAKES ON HIKING THE ICT 2018

Dan Noakes is a 33 year-old McCall local who hiked the Idaho Centennial Trail in the summer of 2018. He is a professional video animator and owner of Motifize. He published his ICT thru-hike experience with a video series featured on his YouTube Channel.   Dan will share insights into taking on such a hike, answer questions from the audience, and present video highlights of his experience.  Be prepared for an evening of high adventure!

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McCall Outdoor Conversations
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

McCall Outdoor Conversations

Barn Owl Books & Gifts - Downtown McCall

Kathy Deinhardt Hill is a retired teacher living in McCall. Raised in northern Idaho, she received her B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Idaho. Since her first trip down the Salmon River in 1989, she has focused her attention on the history of Idaho. Hill has published several books. Two of which are: "Hanged: A History of Idaho's Executions" and "Spirits of the Salmon River". Join us for an evening of fascinating stories and interesting conversation.

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Boise Outdoor Conversations
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Boise Outdoor Conversations

Join us at Boise's Rediscovered Book Shop for an evening with author Carolyn White.  Her conversation will center on her newest book, Bricks Underneath a Hoop Skirt.  The book is " a humorous, heart-warming, and educational account of life in the rugged, Salmon River backcountry, written by a woman who chose to live and thrive as a modern-day pioneer".  Carolyn is currently living in Colorado, and writes for several magazines, including IDAHO magazine.

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR

The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is proud to present Mountainfilm on Tour! This one-night event features a selection of the amazing films shown at thi's years annual Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, CO. Raffle items include Winter and Summer McCall packages, YETI cooler and accessories, Patagonia products, cool clothing, PROOF eyewear, travel gear and much more! Title Sponsors include: Holiday Inn Express/McCall, 28th St. Barre, YETI. Beverages provided by Payette Brewing Co.

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mountainfilm-on-tour-2018-boise-tickets-50539715650?aff=efbeventtix#tickets

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

McCall Outdoor Conversations

Join us at Barn Owl Bookstore for the first fall installment of Outdoor Conversations and a fascinating dialogue.  McCall author of Bound for the Backcountry, Richard Holm, has investigated the DC-3 Forest Service crash into the Selway River in 1979.  He will share his research data and insights with the audience, and use audience questions and comments to help provide structure to the outline he intends to use to write the book on this topic.  Holm has interviewed survivors, visited the crash site, and thoroughly reviewed historical documentation of this tragic event.  

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Feb
3
6:00 PM18:00

12th Annual Winter Gathering & Fundraiser

Please join us for an evening of fun, friends, and fundraising!

Keynote Speaker - Morris Uebelacker "Wild Archaeological Places" - River Guide, Professor Emeritus Central Washington University

Live Music - Wagon Wheel Band - Sarah Swett, Flora & Clem Binninger

Silent Auction, Basket Raffle - River rescue gear: local art, carvings, framed photos, ceramics, handknits and weavings; outdoor gear for kids; local wines and beers; fishing and float trips; rafting, stock, fishing and backpack gear; trout and steelhead flies; theater tickets; meals at local restaurants and more!

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Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

Moscow Volunteer Info & Registration Event

Our 2018 Projects are posted!  SBFC will be hosting a Volunteer Information and Registration event on Friday, February 2 in Moscow, Idaho @ Slice & Biscuit.  Please join us for a fun evening and lots of information on how you can spend your vacation in the Idaho and Montana Wilderness giving back to your land!

Slice and Biscuit   125 E 2nd St
Moscow, Idaho 83843

 

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