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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. Surrounded by over four million acres of wilderness in central Idaho, the station provides outstanding access, facilities and logistical support for research on natural environments and processes. 

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

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.

TWRS Location

Elevation: 3850 feet, situated on Big Creek, 34 miles downstream from the closest road at the community of Big Creek, and 7 miles upstream from the confluence with the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

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Taylor Wilderness Research Station