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.
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 disabilities
Wilderness Tips, Medical Training & InformationWilderness Survival Guide: How To Stay Alive if Lost, Hurt or Stranded
Expert roundup - Survival tips and tools
Wilderness Nurses, First Aid Preparedness (select tab on the right) more info
Wilderness tips - Finding and Purifying water
Those planning to spend time in the great outdoors must ensure they are prepared. Whether in the boy or girl scouts or simply enjoying the wonders of camping, it is imperative that those spending time outdoors are prepared for any situation that may arise. Those spending time in the wilderness should have a survival kit, supplies, know how to find and purify water, be familiar with creating shelter from materials available, know how to build a fire from everyday objects, and should have a thorough understanding of how to apply first aid. In addition to these skills, campers should be well practiced at performing CPR.
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) National Outdoor Leadership - NOLS
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care.
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