- A Sawtooth Celebration home
- Public Law 92-400
- Map of the SNRA
- A Sawtooth Slideshow
- Producer's Notes
- Purchase a DVD of the show
- Looking Back 40 Years
- Cecil Andrus, Former Governor
- Orval Hansen, Former U.S. Congressman
- Boyd Norton, Greater Sawtooth Preservation Council
- Erica Jensen, Dissertation Writer
- Tom Kovalicky, Retired Area Ranger, Sawtooth NRA
- Jan Boles, Photographer
- John Freemuth, Political Scientist
- The Current Work Force
- Becky Nourse, Forest Supervisor, Sawtooth National Forest
- Joby Timm, Area Ranger, Sawtooth NRA
- Barb Garcia, Deputy Area Ranger, Sawtooth NRA
- Ed Cannady, Backcountry Manager, Sawtooth NRA
- Jim Rineholt, Forester, Sawtooth NRA
- Making Their Way in the SNRA
- Bob Hayes, The Sawtooth Society
- Virgil Moore, Director, Idaho Fish & Game Dept.
- Mike Stevens, Lava Lake Land and Livestock
- Tim & Becky Cron, Stanley Entrepreneurs
- Margaret Fuller, Writer
- Outdoor Idaho home
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The Laura Moore Cunningham
A Sawtooth Celebration
For almost a hundred years, various political leaders had pushed to make the Sawtooth Mountains Idaho's first national park.
But it was not to be.
Instead, in 1972 the Sawtooths — along with the White Cloud and the Boulder mountains — became part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, administered not by the National Park Service, but by the U.S. Forest Service.
How this came to be is a story worth the telling. Forty years ago, Idaho was at the forefront of the nation's environmental movement, electing a governor who pledged to save Castle Peak and the White Clouds from the degradation of an open-pit mine.
We celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sawtooth NRA by examining this remarkable period in Idaho's history, as we explore what was gained and what was lost, and what is yet to be considered.