Skip to main content

The Sawtooth Society, since its inception in 1997, has been steadfast in its mission to preserve, protect, and enhance the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). This commitment extends beyond merely safeguarding the area’s natural beauty; it encompasses advocating for responsible policies, enhancing recreational facilities, and engaging in robust stewardship and volunteerism to maintain the integrity and splendor of the SNRA.

At the heart of their advocacy is a dedication to preserving the unique ecological, historical, and recreational values that define the SNRA. The Society’s efforts include mobilizing policymakers and the public to address ongoing and potential threats to the area, advocating for sustainable land management practices, and maintaining open spaces that are vital for wildlife and natural habitats.

The Society also prioritizes enhancing recreational opportunities. This involves maintaining and improving the extensive network of trails that make the SNRA a haven for hikers, campers, and nature lovers. Through projects funded by initiatives like the Idaho Mountain Goat License Plate program, the Society has supported over 230 recreational projects, fostering greater access and enjoyment of the area’s natural resources.

Volunteerism and stewardship are other pillars of the Sawtooth Society’s mission. The organization orchestrates numerous volunteer projects that not only help maintain the natural beauty of the SNRA but also educate and engage the community. These efforts ensure that the preservation of the SNRA is a shared community endeavor, underlined by a collective commitment to protecting this cherished Idaho wilderness for future generations.