The Sawtooth Society has accomplished some impressive milestones over the years. With the help of the volunteer Board of Directors and through critical donations received, the organization can continue to preserve and protect the values of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) and enhance the recreational opportunities to provide access to all.
Our major milestones include the following:
- The Sawtooth Society mobilized policy-makers and the public to address threats facing the SNRA; joined with the Forest Service to initiate Sawtooth Vision 20/20, and helped develop management plans for SNRA Wilderness Areas.
- The Sawtooth Society supported USFS efforts from 2005 through the present to design, build, and fund the Stanley to Redfish Lake trail.
- The Society coordinated over $1 Million in Goat License Plate grants for 240 recreation enhancement projects to benefit the SNRA and all who live, work, and recreate in it.
- Since 2014 the Sawtooth Society has facilitated and coordinated projects including 16,500 hours of labor resulting in the clearing of more than 11,000 trees from 1,200 miles of trails and providing stewardship education opportunities to more than 400 youth.
- The Sawtooth Society has championed several advocacy projects that focus on protecting the SNRA’s open spaces, enhancing its recreational facilities and services, and facilitating stewardship of this incredible natural asset.
With these collaborative efforts, future generations will continue to enjoy and appreciate this spectacular part of Idaho.