When school was out for the summer in the suburbs of Manhattan where I grew up, my mom packed our little Subaru hatchback with sleeping bags, a tent, a cooler filled with fruit and sandwich meat, hiking boots, rain gear, and three kids, and headed West. Like generations before and since, w
Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation (SBFC) is encouraging Idahoans to purchase license plates that salute the neighboring Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness areas, with proceeds supporting stewardship of the two protected areas and trails.
After decades of fighting for wilderness protections, Bethine Church passed away in December at her home in Boise at the age of 90. Often heralded as the matriarch of Idaho's Democratic party, Bethine was also well known as a passionate wilderness advocate.