A series about Idaho’s vast wilderness, particularly our National Forests, National Parks, and Wilderness Areas
The Payette National Forest was originally established in 1905 but in 1944, the Weiser National Forest (established 1905) and the Idaho National Forest (established 1908) were combined to create much of the Payette National Forest that we know today.1 Payette National Forest, History & Culture ↩ [Read More]
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Welcome to another week of Wilderness Wednesday! Today, we’re talking about the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. [Read More]
Lava flows you can see from space?!
Craters of the Moon National Monument is one of four national parks in Idaho and consists of over 53,000 acres of “volcanic formations and lava flows on the northern rim of the Snake River Plain in southcentral Idaho.” While the volcanic formations only compose 53,000 acres, the national park is... [Read More]
Boise National Forest
The Boise National Forest is about 2.6 million acres and is one of the largest national forests in the country.1 “History of the Boise National Forest, 1905-1976,” Boise State Historical Society, Boise, 1983 ↩ [Read More]
Bitterroot National Forest
The Bitterroot National Forest covers 1.6 million acres of forest in Idaho and southwest Montana.1 The area is markedly characterized by the Bitteroot Mountain Range, which is a “segment of the northern Rocky mountains” and 300 miles long along the border of Idaho and Montana.2 The highest peak is 11,394... [Read More]
Welcome to Wilderness Wednesday!
Welcome to our new series, Wilderness Wednesday! This series will feature photos of Idaho’s vast wilderness, particularly our National Forests, National Parks, and Wilderness Areas. [Read More]