Campaign Goal: $22.5 million
$27 M

Friends of Taylor Endowment

Embedded within the heart of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness lies CNR’s Taylor WildernessFriends of Taylor Research Station, Idaho’s “crown jewel.” Taylor provides a rare venue for scientific discovery and a unique opportunity to understand the relationship between human economic, social and political impacts on natural resources.

“We are very pleased to engage with the College of Natural Resources to provide students with transformational experiences at Taylor Wilderness Research Station,” said Janet Pope, president of the DeVlieg Foundation. Being able to support students and faculty as they develop scientific solutions to complex social, natural and ecological problems is a very fulfilling and rewarding experience for the DeVlieg Foundation.”

With its rich human history and hunting heritage and its large size and intact fish populations, this threshold to central Idaho’s wilderness provides students and researchers with an opportunity to learn about their biological and cultural past while looking to the future of wildlife populations, habitat and water availability in a critical era of ecological change. This is a rare and increasingly valuable source of new knowledge sitting in our own backyard.

Opportunities for study at Taylor are diverse and provide student interns with life-long skills such as:

  • plant identification
  • rangeland vegetation monitoring
  • plant and animal surveys
  • large carnivore telemetry and remote camera monitoring
  • stream ecology and monitoring
  • wilderness skills and mule packing
  • wilderness first aid
  • GPS and map skills
  • data management and report writing

The Friends of Taylor Endowment supports natural ecosystems research and provides scientific learning opportunities in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Your Gift - Our Goals
By suppporting the Friend’s of Taylor Endowment, your gift will increase:

  • Student internships that provide hands-on learning experiences in wilderness ecology
  • Opportunities for undergraduate research and preparation for careers in natural resource
  • Opportunities for long term ecosystem monitoring projects and the Visiting Professionals Program. This program provides transportation costs for natural resource professionals to visit the field station and work with students.

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For more information, contact the CNR director of development at (208) 885-7400 or visit

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