January 7th, 2014
North Idaho Annual Silent Auction & Winter Gathering
Saturday, February 1st 2014
The Orchid Room, 301 Main St. Lewiston, Idaho
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Map/Directions to Location
Join us at The Orchid Room in downtown Lewiston on Saturday February 1st for our 8th Annual Winter Gathering and Fundraiser. Come bid on some items in one of the best wilderness-oriented silent auctions around while filling yourself up on wine, beer and hors d’ouvres. Fishing & float trips; framed photographs; carvings, handknits and weavings by local artists; rafting, stock, fishing and backpack gear; trout and steelhead flies; theater tickets; meals at local restaurants, and more!
Our keynote speaker will be Richard Holm. Holm is a back country pilot who is deeply interested in capturing the history of people and places in Idaho’s backcountry. He has gathered oral histories and conducted interviews about Idaho’s remote airfields and fire lookouts. He has published 2 books: “Bound for the Backcountry–A HIstory of Idaho’s Remote Airstrips” and “Points of Prominence–Fire Lookouts of the Payette National Forest.” He grew up in McCall and received a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Idaho in 2005.
Live music by Sarah Swett, Concertina.
Don’t forget to pick up some raffle tickets for our Grand Raffle where you have a chance to win two spots on an all-inclusive Middle Fork of the Salmon River Trip provided by Idaho River Adventures.
December 13th, 2013
Sally brings over 15 years of experience in non-profit management, conservation advocacy, and organizational development to the SBFC. Sally is coming to SBFC from several years with the Student Conservation Association, where she worked closely with wilderness and trails managers on forests across USFS Regions 1, 2, 3 and 4 to create conservation internships. She was the founding president of the Idaho Trails Association and remains an active board member.
Sally will start her position with SBFC on January 1. She is looking forward to meeting and working with the Forest Service and all of our partners. SBFC Board and staff are thrilled to have Sally on our team. Please help us welcome her.
December 13th, 2013
On the heels of an amazing 2013 field season with our 2013 Wilderness Ranger Interns, we are excited to release the application for our 2014 Wilderness Ranger Internship Program. If you are interested in applying, or just generally interested in the nation’s premier wilderness ranger training program, please go to our Wilderness Ranger Internship Program page, or download the announcement here.
October 30th, 2013
Join us at the Linen Building Event Center in downtown Boise for our 2nd Annual Fall Gathering and Fundraiser. After a lively and highly successful 2012 event, we can’t wait to gather again with fellow wilderness lovers after our most successful field season to date!
The night will feature SBFC Staff and Ranger Interns, their experiences working in Idaho’s Wildest Place and how wilderness stewardship has affected their lives. Come meet the new additions to our 2014 Staff!
Bid on fantastic auction items in one of the best wilderness-oriented silent auctions around while filling yourself up on wine, Sockeye Brewing beer and hors d’ouvres from Open Table Catering.
Don’t forget to pick up a few raffle tickets for our GRAND RAFFLE for your chance to win a 2-person, 6-day Middle Fork Salmon river trip.
October 30th, 2013
Join SBFC as we release the first ever Spruce Tip Ale!
Missoula’s very own Kettlehouse Brewing Company is tapping kegs of our unique partnership ale on Tuesday, November 5th at the SOUTHSIDE location!
Swing by 602 Myrtle St. in Missoula from 4pm – 8pm to try Montana’s ONLY Spruce Tip Ale, all while supporting the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation at our U-Night event.
$1 PER PINT during this U-Night directly benefits trail maintenance and wilderness stewardship within Montana’s Wildest Place – the 1.4 million acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.
SBFC will have a raffle table with tickets available for the GRAND RAFFLE!
This specialty brew will only be found at Kettlehouse until supplies last.
What could be better than drinking craft beer and supporting YOUR local wildlands? Hope to see you there!
April 16th, 2013
Congratulations to Dawn Bolen of Boise, Idaho, our Grand Prize Raffle Winner of the week long all-inclusive whitewater rafting trip down the Main Salmon this summer with Mountain River Outfitters! Thanks Dawn, for supporting SBFC at Mountainfilm this year and for buying raffle tickets! A HUGE thanks goes out to Mountain River Outfitters for donating this incredible experience for us to raffle off!