Monitoring Wilderness Ecosystem as it ‘Breathes’

Trudging up a steep mountainside to dig holes in rocky soil doesn’t like professorial work. But for Katy Kavanagh and Tim Link – faculty members in the University of Idaho Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences Department – it was all in a weekend’s toil. More

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Taylor Wilderness Research Station

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Cascade, ID 83611

Taylor Wilderness Research Station

Go Wild at Taylor Wilderness Research Station

Embedded within the heart of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness is a one-of-a-kind venue for scientific discovery combined with the opportunity to explore the social and political impacts of human economics on natural resources.

The station’s remote location provides an abundance of unique research opportunities for study. Projects undertaken by faculty and students include the following:

  • vegetation and rangeland monitoring
  • plant identification
  • wildlife surveys
  • stream ecology and monitoring
  • wildfire impact
  • cultural and anthropological investigations
  • economic impacts in wilderness usage

River of No Return

Experience a young couple's journey through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area with this PBS documentary by Isaac Babcock. More

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