The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation (SBFC) was originally formed as the Selway-Bitterroot Foundation in 2005. In 2011, we expanded the geographic area that we work in to include the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. We are a non-profit that serves as the primary partner of the Forest Service in stewarding the 1.3-million acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, the 2.3-million acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, and the surrounding wildlands. Why? Like many wilderness areas, the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness are victims of declining federal dollars. Smaller budgets often mean less work accomplished on the ground, fewer wilderness rangers and trail crews, and reduced stewardship of wilderness and trails in these areas
are led by paid, former-agency staff and/or long-term volunteers. All
leaders are extensively experienced in backcountry work and travel, and
emphasize the transfer of these skills to volunteers in order to build
additional volunteer and leadership capacity. Most of our trips are
multi-day hitches, where groups hike deep into the backcountry and
complete quality work. Volunteers have the opportunity to be trained
and gain skills such as: USFS Sawyer Certifications, use of traditional
tools, Leave No Trace principles, the history of the American
conservation movement, and networking opportunities as advocates for
our public lands.
American Trails is a national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests, including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and four-wheeling. American Trails members want to create and protect America's network of interconnected trails.
We support local, regional, and long-distance trails and greenways, whether they be in backcountry, rural or urban areas. Our goal is to support America's trails by finding common ground and promoting cooperation among all trail interests. Since our formation in 1988 we've been involved in everything from training trails advocates to increasing accessible trail opportunities for persons with disabilitiesIdaho Police & Sheriffs Departments