The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is a community of wilderness minded and hardworking individuals dedicated to bringing citizens and youth to wilderness to work, live, and play. Formed in 2005, SBFC helps steward the 4 million acre Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, across Idaho and Montana.

"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." 

John Muir


The Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation assists the Forest Service in providing stewardship for the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church River of No Return Wildernesses and surrounding wildlands through boots on the ground work, public education, and partnerships.

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What we do

We provide stewardship for the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness areas and surrounding wildlands.  We insure recreational use by opening trails and maintaining trail connectivity.  We also protect the natural conditions of wilderness ecosystems through wilderness and water quality monitoring, campsite obliteration, invasives removal and erosion mitigation.