Sawtooth National Recreation Area to Assess Outfitter and Guide Services


For Immediate Release
Contact: 208-423-7500

Julie Thomas, Public Affairs Officer



Sawtooth National Recreation Area to Assess Outfitter and Guide Services


Ketchum, Idaho

November 21, 2019

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is seeking public input to assess the need for outfitter and guide services on the Sawtooth NRA. The needs assessment is in response to increasing requests for outfitter and guide services.

We would like to gain a better understanding of the type, amount, location, and timing of outfitter and guide services needed on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and how that need supports agency objectives and management plans.

To get an understanding from the public we will ask for information using a questionnaire. There are three options for obtaining and returning your questionnaire.

  1.  Follow the link to access the fillable pdf:
  2. Request and/or return a copy by email:
  3. 3. Pick up and/or return in person to Sawtooth NRA Headquarters, 5 North Fork Road, Ketchum, Idaho  83340 or Stanley Ranger Station, HC 64 Box 9900, Stanley, Idaho 83278. We would like to have input by December 20, 2019.


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