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Taylor Wilderness Research Station

The Taylor Wilderness Research Station is America's wildest classroom! The mission of this outdoor refuge and learning facility is to allow for natural ecosystem based research, monitoring and education in the greater River of No Return ecosystem. Located in the heart of the Frank Church River of No Return wilderness, Taylor offers numerous one-of-kind opportunities for hands-on learning. From summer wilderness internship opportunities, through the Bleak Endowment fund, to undergraduate and graduate research, Taylor is unlike any university-based research station of its kind.

Here are some examples of recent undergraduate research projects at Taylor:
  • Tatiana Gettelman - "Nest site selection of Lewis' woodpeckers in burned cottonwood riparian areas of the Frank Church Wilderness." University of Idaho, 2008. Faculty adviser: Kerri Vierling, University of Idaho.
  • Amber Landford - "An examination of Lewis' woodpecker reproduction in the Frank Church Wilderness." University of Idaho, 2008. Faculty adviser: Kerri Vierling, University of Idaho.
  • Eric Clippinger - "Exploring climate effects on coniferous seedling regeneration in burned areas in Central Idaho." University of Idaho, 2008. Faculty adviser: Kathleen Kavanagh, University of Idaho.
  • Eric Carlson - "Establishing a suspended sediment flux model for the lower Big Creek drainage: What role do fires play?". Idaho State University, 2008. Faculty adviser: Dr. Benjamin Crosby, Idaho State University.
  • Javan Bauder - "Movement and habitat selection of prairie rattlesnakes in the Big Creek drainage of the Frank Church Wilderness." University of Idaho, 2006. Faculty advisers: Dr. Chuck Peterson, Idaho State University and Dr. Janet Rachlow, University of Idaho.
  • Dean Holecek - "Microhabitat use and selection by age-0 chinook salmon in Big Creek, Idaho." University of Idaho, 2006. Faculty adviser: Dr. Brian Kennedy, University of Idaho.
  • Michael Lance - "The ecological significance of mountain whitefish in a Central Idaho Wilderness Stream." Idaho State University, 2006. Faculty adviser: Dr. Colden Baxter, Idaho State University.

Taylor: Big Creek Canyon

Jim Peek, emeritus wildlife professor, instructs wilderness ecology enrichment students about plant communities in the Big Creek Canyon.