It’s not the Sawtooth Society that preserves, protects, and enhances the Sawtooth National Recreation Area – it’s YOU, our friends, who give generously of your time, your work keeping trails open and your generous financial gifts. Because of you, the Sawtooth Society continues our mission, year after year, staying the course, preserving the wild heart of Idaho as our founders intended over a quarter century ago. It is our honor to encourage the next generation of recreationists to support the values and spirit of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area like we do.
Sawtooth Society preservation and enhancement projects have included the following:
- Coordinate volunteer projects including over 16,500 hours of labor clearing more than 11,000 trees from 1,200 miles of trails since 2014.
- Support U.S. Forest Service efforts to design, build, and fund the Stanley to Redfish Lake Trail.
- Clear, restore, and maintain access to the priority SNRA trails each Spring to restore access after winter trail damage.
- Collaborated to secure $17 million in federal funds to purchase conservation easements in the SNRA.
- Played a pivotal role in securing Wilderness protection for the Boulder-White Clouds Mountains.
- Published “What Works,” a document that supports the private land regulations governing private property within the SNRA.
- Facilitate the Sawtooth Valley Wildland Fire Collaborative since 2012 to advocate for robust wildland fire mitigation and stakeholder involvement in fire preparedness.
- Offer youth the opportunity to participate in the Austin Kraal Memorial Volunteer Program as volunteers on SNRA trail work and conservation projects.
- Distribute over $1,000,000 from the sale of the iconic SNRA Goat License Plates to more than 250 recreation enhancement projects across the SNRA.
In addition to these projects, the Sawtooth Society advocates for the implementation and development of policies and educational efforts that support the values and spirit of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The continued support of donors like you ensures we can and will preserve, protect, and enhance the Sawtooth National Recreation Area for generations to come.