Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation

Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation

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I would like to sign up as a voluteer for the Big Creek trail maintenance July 31st-Aug 6th, unless it's designated for AHS volunteers only, please let me know. [email protected] Thanks,
Angela Cieslewitz completed Open AIR's most remote Artist-In-Residency in 2022! In partnership with the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation and the US Forest Service, Angela stayed in a cabin 20 miles out on a dirt road with no electricity or cell service! 🌲🪰🎨🎻🖋

She wrote of her summer residency: "I had very few distractions and so much time - I was able to focus very deeply on my work. I am working on writing and illustrating a memoir and found that I was able to find my own voice in my writing in a way that I haven’t been able to do at home around the influence of other people and the internet.

Instead, at the cabin, my only influence was nature - I got to observe the slow steady changes that happen over the summertime, snow melting, the flow of water changing, plants blooming that change the color of distant mountainsides, then drying up and going to seed, changing the landscape again. Nature changes at an emulateable pace slow and steady, and I felt myself falling into this pace as I stayed in the cabin and worked every day."

Thank you to Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation for making this amazing residency possible! And if you would like to hear Angela describe her experience, visit her artist talk on Open AIR's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp936bZ9O4w

Catch some amazing films this year and support Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation while you're at it! MountainFilm on Tour is this Friday at the Egyptian Theatre. See you there!
The great outdoors are coming indoors! Buckle up for an evening of culturally rich, adventure-packed, and incredibly inspiring documentary films as part of Mountainfilm on Tour! 🏔 🎟

On October 14th, hang up the hiking boots for the night, and mozy on over to the Egyptian Theatre to learn how the power of film, art, and ideas can inspire audiences to create a better world. 🌎

Can't bear🐻the excitement?! Yeah, us too! Join Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation for Mountainfilm on Tour on Oct 14th, at 7PM.

You might as well caravan! Tag your outdoor crew below to invite them!

Tickets and info? Axe and you shall receive! Visit the link below to secure your seat TODAY!
https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/mountainfilm

📸: Mountainfilm
😮 Mountainfilm On Tour Presented by The Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is coming The Egyptian Theatre Friday, October 14th!
Tickets available now! -> https://www.showclix.com/event/mountainfilm-on-tour-10-14-22
Appreciation celebration for Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation volunteers! ❤️
Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day!

We’re so fortunate to be in Missoula, the heart of western Montana’s public lands - surrounded by lakes, streams, trails, mountains and forests! National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single day volunteer event for public lands. With that being said, there are tons of action items that you can do tomorrow:

🌿Volunteer with MTB Missoula at their dig day on the Wallman Trail
🌿Volunteer with the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation doing trail work on the Roaring Lion Trail outside of Hamilton
🌿Volunteer with the Moon-Randolph Homestead
🌿Celebrate with Five Valleys Land Trust at the Lincoln Community River Park
🌿Donate to All Nations Health Center
🌿Register for the Elk Ramble 15K or Virtual 15K and donate to Five Valleys Land Trust during registration
🌿Learn about the Ancestral Lands where you live with Native Land
🌿Get out and enjoy the open spaces in and around Missoula!

Visit our website to learn more about these options - https://buff.ly/3LuMdOu

RWM acknowledges that we are in the homelands of the Salish and Kalispel people. Today, we offer our respect for their history and culture, for their ancient and continuing presence in this landscape, and for the path they have shown us in caring for this place for the generations to come.

Our friends at Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation are hiring! Best of luck to Sally on her next adventure. Learn more below.
Our friends at the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation are hiring a new executive director to work from their Boise headquarters!

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. Since 2006, SBFC has helped steward the 4-million-acre Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, across Idaho and Montana.

If you're interested in applying, visit their website:
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has approximately 5,200 miles of trails, of which 5,000 are within the Central Idaho Complex Priority Area defined in the 2016 Trails Stewardship Act. A multi-year project to reduce deferred trail maintenance across the 4-million-acre forest will accomplish work such as clearing and brushing, tread repair, drainage maintenance, and trail bridge repairs. There are 144 trails across the Forest slated for deferred maintenance work over the course of the five-year project.

Deferred maintenance work is being accomplished through a mix of annual Forest Service trail crews integrated with Job Corps, Youth Conservation Corps, contractors, and partners. Current partners completing this deferred maintenance work include Idaho Department of Corrections, Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, Great Burn Conservation Alliance, Montana Conservation Corps, Idaho Trails Association, and Idaho Conservation Corps. In Fiscal Year 2022, there are 35 trails scheduled for maintenance during the field season.

On the Moose Creek Ranger District, one of the three Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) trail crews on the forest is led by an experienced GAOA Trail Crew lead, combined with a unique mix of Forest Service seasonal trail crew members mentoring both Job Corps and Youth Conservation Corps youth. This crew also includes a trail specialist, supported through a partnership with the Clearwater Economic Development Association, who provides support as a youth program mentor while working just as hard as other trail crew members.

Two youth from Jacobs Creek Job Corps in Tennessee arrived in North Central Idaho this summer to work side by side with experienced Forest Service trail specialists tackling deferred maintenance trail projects in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. As you can see from the photos, Chris and Mike are having a great experience here in Idaho!

Chris and Mike are here under the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act, which gives U.S. Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center participants the opportunity to assist with projects through natural resource Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs. This Job Corps WBL program is the first of its kind, serving as a pilot program for future WBL programs that will hopefully add capacity to trail crews. Young people in the WBL program accrue Public Land Corps credits which could eventually lead to an opportunity for direct hiring into the agency.

This project work on Central Idaho Priority Area trails was accomplished through the Great American Outdoor Act (GAOA) - a historic piece of legislation which gave the USDA Forest Service new opportunities to deliver benefits to the American public through major investments in recreation infrastructure, public lands access, and land and water conservation.

Learn more about GAOA here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/gaoa

Learn more about the Trail Stewardship Act and Central Idaho Priority Area here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/trails/priority-areas

Learn more about the Forest Service Job Corps program here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/job-corps

Our trails partners and wilderness trails crews have been busy with a capital B! These are only a few of the before and after pictures of their work. You can check out the complete laundry list of their accomplishments so far this season on our website: https://go.usa.gov/xJzGt

Special thanks to Idaho Conservation Corps, Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, Montana Conservation Corps, Treasure Valley Back Country Horsemen of Idaho, and National Retired Smokejumpers Association for helping us maintain trail access!
It's almost here! Tomorrow, June 4th, is Day! With 4 million acres and many miles of trails within its borders, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has a trail for every experience level!

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests trails are maintained through a variety of avenues, including volunteers, partners, Forest Service trail crews, and contractors. Without this diversity of methods in maintaining trails, the Forest would have a hard time keeping up with the trail maintenance accomplished each year. We are very appreciative of all our partners, volunteers, employees, and contractors that assist the Forest with providing trails for the public to enjoy.

For National Trails Day, volunteers from the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation will be working on projects at the Colgate Licks and Devoto Grove Interpretive Trails to sand and stain benches and picnic tables. Foundation volunteers first worked to maintain the trail and interpretive signs as part of a 2020 National Public Lands Day event. Restoration of these interpretive trails along the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway (Highway 12) has been ongoing over the last two years, and funded by a trails grant from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

Volunteers from the NorthCentral Idaho Backcountry Horsemen will also be conducting projects for National Trails Day, treating noxious weeds and invasive plants on trails, trailheads, and developed and dispersed campsites in the Lochsa River Corridor. Treatment areas include trails and trailheads in the Wilderness Gateway Campground and Lochsa Historical Ranger Station area. Trails include Boulder Creek and Lochsa Peak leading into the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, Fish Creek, Sherman Creek, and Split Creek trailhead and trail areas. This effort by the backcountry horsemen will continue throughout June with approximately 200 hours being spent by 15 volunteers treating 20 acres of noxious weeds and invasive plants with a combination of backpack, ATV, UTV and horse mounted sprayers.

A big thank you to our volunteers helping to maintain trails for everyone to enjoy!

Learn more about the annual National Trails Day, and find an event near you: https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/

Find a trail to try out for National Trails Day on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/nezperceclearwater/recreation/hiking/?recid=16470&actid=50&fbclid=IwAR0QtRSv3nHsQD-bKKAE4dPJLbBQQwYeixf0ja4TtcUp8RtclCiHd5PcOUc

SBFC stewards the 4 million acre Frank Church and Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness areas across ID and MT. Why? Boise, ID Headquarters:
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We are community of wilderness minded and hardworking individuals dedicated to bringing citizens and youth to wilderness to work, live, and play. The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation (SBFC) was originally formed as the Selway-Bitterroot Foundation in 2005. In 2011, we expanded the geographic area that we work in to include the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. We are a non-profi

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Photos from Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's post 12/29/2022

We're reminiscing about some summer projects and dreaming about getting our hands back on a crosscut saw in 2023!

This before & after is from Big Creek Trail #11 in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and our project with the American Hiking Society back in August. We're so grateful to work with partners and volunteers from across the country on wilderness stewardship and trail maintenance in the Selway and the Frank!

Do you want to support wilderness trail work in 2023? Make a year-end gift today https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/donate!

12/24/2022

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday weekend! We are so grateful for all of you: SBFC's supporters and friends!

📷: Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

12/19/2022

This could be you! SBFC is currently accepting applications for seasonal summer staff and Wilderness Ranger Fellows.

Spend your summer working in the most beautiful place on earth (in our humble opinion!), making lifelong friends, and opening new doors for future career opportunities in the outdoors.

Learn more and apply TODAY! https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/jobs

Photos from Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's post 12/15/2022

This year, SBFC surpassed all of our goals for wilderness stewardship accomplishments in the Selway and the Frank. Our Wilderness Ranger Fellows, seasonal staff, and volunteers contributed hours of hands-on wilderness work and cleared miles of wilderness trails, making these wild places accessible.

SBFC member and donor support directly contributes to the success of our wilderness stewardship programs. We couldn't accomplish so much, year-after-year, without the investment of wilderness champions, like you.

In this season of giving, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to SBFC before the end of the year. Your gift will directly support our wilderness stewardship capacity in 2023 and will allow us to have an even greater impact in the Selway and the Frank.

https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/donate

12/12/2022

Outdoor Conversations is tomorrow night in McCall! Join us for a screening of "The Frank Church Experience," an epic short film about skiing across the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

The filmmakers will be presenting behind-the-scenes stories and answering audience questions. Don't miss it!

Learn more: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcevents/2022/outdoorconversationsski

12/08/2022

Do you want to spend your summer working in the Selway-Bitterroot or Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness areas? Now's your chance!

SBFC is hiring for seasonal positions! We are currently accepting applications for our 14 week Wilderness Ranger Fellowship (open to university students, recent graduates, or veterans) and for Wilderness Stewards/trail crews.

Learn more about all of our opportunities and fill out an application at https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/jobs.

We can't wait to welcome a new group of Fellows/staff to Idaho and Montana in 2023!

Photos from Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's post 12/06/2022

Are you still looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the wilderness aficionados in your life? Look no further than the SBFC online shop! From t-shirts to maps to custom Wilderness signs, we have something for everyone!

Check it out at https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/shop

12/03/2022

Join SBFC for our December Outdoor Conversations: McCall event, featuring the locally-produced ski film, "The Frank Church Experience."

In the Spring of 2021, three friends set off to traverse the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness on skis. What ensued over the next 16 days was was turned into a short film.

On Tuesday, December 13th, SBFC will be in conversation with filmmaker and McCall local, Sam Thackeray, for a screening of the film and Q&A-- sure to get you pumped for a snowy winter!

Learn more: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcevents/2022/outdoorconversationsski

12/01/2022

Outdoor Idaho's new program, "In the Shadow of the Bitterroots," premiers tonight on Idaho Public Television at 8 PM (Mountain Time). The program will uncover the history, culture, recreation and science of the land. From sacred Nez Perce trails to the tallest peaks, this show will inspire curiosity about a unique mountain range.

A group of SBFC Wilderness Ranger Fellows spent time with the Outdoor Idaho producers this summer while working deep in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. They will be featured in the program, along with lots of other SBFC friends!

We hope you tune in for this exciting new show about an area we hold so dear!

More information about other showings and the program: https://www.idahoptv.org/shows/outdooridaho/episodes/bitterroots/

11/29/2022

Happy Giving Tuesday! 💙 This year, thanks to a generous match from Facebook, you can double the impact of your gift for wilderness stewardship in the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness areas!

With monthly donations from caring supporters like you, we can do more good, every day. This giving season, Facebook is matching all new recurring monthly donations. For as little as $5 per month, you can contribute to a lasting legacy of wilderness stewardship!

Become a recurring donor today to support the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's mission:

To connect citizens and communities to assist in the stewardship of the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness areas and surrounding wildlands.

Learn more and set up your recurring gift: https://www.facebook.com/donate/454904290101754/

11/22/2022

The Wildest Place, SBFC's newsletter, is here! Our Fall 2022 edition recaps our annual wilderness stewardship accomplishments, including all Wilderness Ranger Fellow projects, staff projects, and volunteer work.

We also highlight the tremendous work of SBFC's Executive Director, Sally Ferguson, and welcome new program staff/interns.

Read the digital newsletter here: https://issuu.com/sbfc/docs/sbfc-wildestplace_fall2022-final-web-2

11/14/2022

We love our partnership with Open AIR and are grateful for our 2022 Artist-in-Residence, Angela!

Angela Cieslewitz completed Open AIR's most remote Artist-In-Residency in 2022! In partnership with the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation and the US Forest Service, Angela stayed in a cabin 20 miles out on a dirt road with no electricity or cell service! 🌲🪰🎨🎻🖋

She wrote of her summer residency: "I had very few distractions and so much time - I was able to focus very deeply on my work. I am working on writing and illustrating a memoir and found that I was able to find my own voice in my writing in a way that I haven’t been able to do at home around the influence of other people and the internet.

Instead, at the cabin, my only influence was nature - I got to observe the slow steady changes that happen over the summertime, snow melting, the flow of water changing, plants blooming that change the color of distant mountainsides, then drying up and going to seed, changing the landscape again. Nature changes at an emulateable pace slow and steady, and I felt myself falling into this pace as I stayed in the cabin and worked every day."

Thank you to Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation for making this amazing residency possible! And if you would like to hear Angela describe her experience, visit her artist talk on Open AIR's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp936bZ9O4w

Photos from Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's post 11/08/2022

The SBFC Board gathered on the outskirts of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness this weekend for one of their annual retreats/meetings. They met with the Forest Service, reported on SBFC's strategic plan, and celebrated the successful 2022 season.

They also honored two longtime board members, Ed Krumpe (Moscow) and Jerry Randolph (McCall) for their many years of service on the SBFC Board of Directors.

We're so grateful for our dedicated leadership, helping map the future of SBFC!

11/01/2022

McCall! See you TONIGHT at 6:30 PM for another evening of Outdoor Conversations! Our topic this month is Women in Fire and our speaker is retired fire management professional, Kelly Martin. This is sure to be a lively presentation with lots of time for Q&A and discussion. Learn more: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcevents/2022/outdoorconversationsfire

10/31/2022

Today is the FINAL day to apply for the Connie Saylor Johnson Wilderness Education grant!
These grants are awarded to educators and educational organizations to incorporate the stewardship of wilderness and natural ecosystems into classroom and/or outdoor curriculum.
The application and more information are available at https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/csjwef-grant

10/28/2022

McCall friends! Join us on Tuesday for another evening of Outdoor Conversations! On November 1, we'll be joined by retired fire management professional, Kelly Martin.

Kelly’s passion is the preservation and enhancement of public lands and applying good fire back into fire dependent ecosystems.
Learn more about how fire can play a role in our wilderness areas and hear stories from Kelly!

More info: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcevents/2022/outdoorconversationsfire

10/26/2022

Our final installment of Tales from the Trails for the 2022 season went live this week! Read about Karlissa's summer as the Wilderness Project Liaison, working with volunteer groups from across the country. Check out her summer retrospective here: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcblog/2022/9/branching-out

Have you enjoyed reading the Wilderness Blogs this summer? Consider joining SBFC as a member or making a gift to support our wilderness work! Your investment allows us to put more tools in hands, boots on the ground, and stewards in wilderness. https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/donate

10/21/2022

Recently, 2nd and 3rd grade students from Grangeville Elementary School took their classroom outside and spent the day learning wilderness skills at Fish Creek Campground in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.

The students learned compass reading, animal tracking, Dutch oven cooking, flintknapping, campfire safety, and hydrology.

Their field trip was funded through SBFC's Connie Saylor Johnson Wilderness Education Grant, which Grangeville Elementary was awarded this spring.

Read more about their fieldtrip: https://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/community/gems-students-learn-in-outdoor-classroom-setting-event-made-possible-through-grant-volunteers/article_0aef59a2-4f3f-11ed-84d3-dff5187b4c0c.html

Do you know a group who would benefit from the Connie Saylor Johnson Wilderness Education Grant? Applications for the next round of funding are due on 10/31! https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/csjwef-grant

10/19/2022

Missoula friends! Please join us and Society for Wilderness Stewardship on Saturday night for the Inaugural Wilderness Jamboree at KettleHouse Brewing Co.!

There will be food trucks, live music, and the new Wildnis Pils (sales benefit SBFC and SWS!). 🎸🍻

Bring your coolest old gear and your best wilderness story for the chance to win a prize!

We can't wait to see you on Saturday!

https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcevents/2022/10/wilderness-jamboree-at-the-bonner-mt-kettlehouse-taproom

Photos from Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's post 10/18/2022

"So why do we do this? Well the cheap answer is ‘Wilderness is worth it’. And those of us wearing holes in the soles of our boots know this. It is true. It is worth it. I could wax poetic for years about all the good that we do for the micro and mega fauna, for the grand cedars and the soft moss, for the hikers and the hunters and the pilots and the rafters and the outfitters and the firefighters, for the surrounding communities that are built on opportunity created by Wilderness, for the smell of the crisp fall mornings and the dry grasses and sub-alpine firs, for our strong backs and stronger legs, for preservation of history and protection of indigenous heritage, for traditional skills, for equity and empowerment, for place and belonging, for adventure and freedom, for the honor and memory of those that preceded us, for the well-being and wonderful naive passion of those that will follow us, for a July strawberry ripened in the sun."

Read more about wilderness work from SBFC Lead Wilderness Steward, Clint, in this week's Tales from the Trails blog post. 🌲

https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcblog/2022/10/why-work-in-wilderness

Photos from Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's post 10/17/2022

Big thanks to everyone who joined us for in Boise on Friday! We had so much fun connecting with you, chatting about wilderness, and viewing the inspiring films!

Thanks also to our sponsors and raffle prize donors! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Eager for more? Mark your calendars for Mountainfilm on Tour: McCall on March 5 & 6, 2023!

Photos from Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's post 10/11/2022

Back in July, three SBFC board members and their partners volunteered in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest replacing some important campground and directional signage. They tell the tale of their project (including feeding some hungry backpackers) in this week's blog post!
Check it out: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcblog/2022/9/boardproject

10/10/2022

Outdoor Conversations in McCall is tomorrow! Please join us for the first in our 2022/23 presentation series at 6:30 PM at the Payette National Forest Supervisor's Office (500 N. Mission Street).

Our featured speaker tomorrow is wilderness landscape photographer, Shane Davila. Shane will share his wilderness photographs and his practice of resonating with nature to capture in body, mind, and camera the emotional experience of the wilds.

Learn more: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcevents/2022/10/outdoor-conversations-mccall-shane-davila-landscape-photographer

📷 by Shane Davila from the Frank Church Wilderness

Photos from Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's post 10/06/2022

Thank you to all of our fantastic 2022 volunteers! SBFC's 2022 accomplishments include 191 volunteers and Wilderness Ranger Fellows contributing 16,000 stewardship hours on the Bitterroot, Nez Perce-Clearwater, Salmon-Challis, and Payette National
Forests.

Compared to our record season of 2019, this is an 11% increase in number of volunteers and 9%
increase in volunteer hours. 👏👏👏

Whether working with hand tools to keep trails open, maintaining historic backcountry cabins, or
spotting fires from a lookout, SBFC volunteers complete quality work while caring for our public lands.

We are so grateful for the passionate individuals and groups who help steward our precious wilderness areas!

10/04/2022

Happy Tales from the Trails Tuesday! This week, SBFC's Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest Trail Crew Lead, Jay, shares their experience connecting with the land and their crew-mates this summer.
Read Jay's poignant post: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcblog/2022/10/holdingontowilderness

📷 of the 2022 Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest trail crew in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness!

09/29/2022

Calling all SBFC volunteers! 📣

Please join us THIS SATURDAY, October 1, in the Bitterroot National Forest to celebrate your accomplishments!

All current and past volunteers and their families are welcome to join us for an afternoon honoring your accomplishments with refreshments, socializing with other wilderness-minded folks, and fun!

Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcevents/2022/10/volunteer-appreciation-celebration

09/27/2022

"Each year, when the season transitions from summer into fall, I am humbled by nature’s ability to react and respond for the sake of survival. There is an innate impulse to move, to change."

Read more of Madeline's blog post about seasonal transitions on our website: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcblog/2022/9/seasonaltransitions

📷 by Madeline Williams of the Frank Church Wilderness

09/26/2022

Thanks to all the hardworking volunteers who joined us for National Public Lands Day this weekend!

This crew cleared 40 trees in 1.5 miles, brushed and cleared drains, and improved the creek crossing on the Roaring Lion Creek Trail in the Bitterroot National Forest... all in a day's work!

Photos from Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's post 09/23/2022

BOISE- Do you have your tickets yet for Mountainfilm at the Egyptian Theatre on October 14th? Get them here: https://www.showclix.com/event/mountainfilm-on-tour-10-14-22

We're showing a lineup of 8 incredible films, with something to inspire adventurers of all kinds.

All ticket and raffle sales support the wilderness stewardship work of SBFC. Join us!

09/21/2022

SBFC's Outdoor Conversations series is back this fall/winter in McCall!
Please mark your calendars and join us on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 PM for the first of our monthly presentations focused on wilderness/outdoors.

Our October presenter is Idaho landscape photographer, Shane Davila. Shane will share his wilderness photographs and his practice of resonating with nature to capture in body, mind, and camera the emotional experience of the wilds.

Learn more: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/sbfcevents/2022/10/outdoor-conversations-mccall-shane-davila-landscape-photographer

09/19/2022

This Saturday is National Public Lands Day! 🌲 SBFC is hosting a project in the Bitterroot National Forest and we need YOUR help!

Please join us for a day of trail work at the Roaring Lion Trailhead outside of Hamilton, Montana. SBFC will provide the tools, hard hats, work gloves, eye protection, and lunch for all volunteers.

Learn more and sign up at https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/national-public-lands-day-2022

09/15/2022

Applications are OPEN for SBFC's Wilderness Education Grant. The program is open to any non-profit organization, institution, individual, or ad-hoc group working to further wilderness education. Grants supporting wilderness education for future generations are awarded, up to $1,000 per year.

Learn more and apply by October 31: https://www.selwaybitterroot.org/csjwef-grant

Photos from Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's post 09/12/2022

Mountainfilm on Tour in Boise is BACK! Please join SBFC on Friday, October 14th at the Egyptian Theatre for an evening of of culturally rich, adventure-packed and inspiring documentary films.

Tickets are available online here: https://www.showclix.com/event/mountainfilm-on-tour-10-14-22

The screening will start at 7 PM, but come early (doors open at 6 PM) for drinks and to support SBFC through our raffle! We are lucky to have some incredible prizes, sponsored by wilderness-minded businesses.

Ticket and raffle purchases go directly to helping get boots on the ground maintaining trails, educating our communities about the wild spaces we love, and providing inclusive access to the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church Wildernesses.

We can't wait to see you!

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Our "products" aren't goods in the literal sense; We train future wilderness leaders through our Wilderness Ranger Internship Program. Every spring, University level students from across the country arrive to learn about the history behind wilderness, how to manage it and how to steward America's last wild places. The "products" we create are highly motivated and dedicated individuals who are given the training needed to be competitive for wilderness ranger positions.

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Boise, ID
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The geographic extent of our work includes the following areas:

* The entire Selway River watershed
* The Bitterroot River watershed west of US Highway 93
* The Lochsa River watershed south of US Highway 12
* The entire Salmon River watershed, including all major forks, between North Fork, Idaho, and Riggins, Idaho


The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Tax Identification Number is 27-2868220.

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800 W Main Street. # 1460
Boise, 83702

Promoting family consciousness and wellness at home, in the workplace, and in the community.

Idaho Parents Unlimited Idaho Parents Unlimited
4619 Emerald, Suite E
Boise, 83706

Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. supports, empowers, educates and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families.

Invite Inc. 501 c3 Invite Inc. 501 c3
Boise, 83712

Invite Inc. Helps families stay together.

the studio the studio
12505 E Chinden
Boise, 83713

Put an instrument in your hands and Play For Real!

International Festivals & Events Association International Festivals & Events Association
10400 Overland Road #356
Boise, 83706

Founded in 1956, the IFEA is the Premier Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Profes

Idaho TRIO Alumni Connections Idaho TRIO Alumni Connections
Boise, 83725

Welcome Idaho TRIO Alumni Family and Friends.....I am looking for as many Upward Bound, ETS, VUB, SS

The WaterShed The WaterShed
11818 W. Joplin Road
Boise, 83714

Increasing water and climate change awareness and inspiring action by teaching people of all ages ho

Idaho Shakespeare Festival Idaho Shakespeare Festival
5657 E Warm Springs Avenue
Boise, 83716

Since 1977 Idaho Shakespeare Festival has been bringing world class theater to life in a stunning outdoor amphitheater. Shakespeare under the stars!