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Taylor Wilderness Research Station

HC 83 Box 8070
Cascade, ID 83611
Taylor Wilderness Research Station


Taylor Wilderness Research Station is located in Valley County, Idaho, in the center of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. It spans 65 acres on both sides of Big Creek, the largest tributary of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, which is eight miles downstream. It can be accessed by air (approximately 70 air miles north east from Cascade, Idaho), or on foot starting at the Big Creek trailhead, approximately 35 miles downstream.

Taylor is located at approximately 45.1019°N and 114.8517°W. Our elevation at the head of the airstrip is 3835’.

Taylor's airstrip is privately owned. Permission to land must be obtained from the station managers prior to arrival.

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Taylor Wilderness Research Station
The Taylor Wilderness Research Station provides local facilities and access to important habitats that are minimally impacted by human influences. 
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Taylor Wilderness Research Station Map of Idaho
Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness 
This 2.3 million acre wilderness area in Idaho provides a large diversity of environmental conditions, all of which are minimally impacted by current human activities. There are many access points (e.g., airstrips) within the wilderness that facilitate research efforts.

Taylor Wilderness Research Station
Regional Environments
This area of the Rocky Mountain system adds significantly to the diversity of environmental conditions for research and educational opportunities. Multiple wilderness areas allow comparisons of patterns such as landscape connectivity related to migration of fauna and flora, large scale disturbance (fire and insects) and genetic diversity. They also allow contrasts with managed environments including urban to wildland gradients.
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