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Who speaks
for the river?

We do.

"The citizens of the community own the river itself. It is a public highway.  Nobody owns the Big Wood River, we all do."

Trout being held halfway in the water.

Who we are.

In recent years the native trout population has seen a decline in size and numbers—a bellwether for the health of the river.


Our mission is to revitalize the Big Wood River—restoring the heart of our valley as a sustainable ecosystem and thriving fishery. 

Our core focus: 


  • Data collection for water quality and river health

  • Community education and advocacy 

  • Watershed restoration

  • Activating local pride 


 It’s our home water. Time to mend it.

Rocks underwater with light reflecting on them.

Science on the Fly Partnership

Water quality data sampling program.

Help us make a difference.

Fisherman standing in the river with snow on the bank, there is a fish on!

We can't do it alone.

We’ve chosen a collaborative approach in developing and prioritizing programs, projects, action plans, and coordinated restoration work.

We believe working with partners and the community will best support basin-wide strategies to mend this incredible resource we all share.

Support from:

Wood River Land Trust logo
Trout Unlimited logo
Idaho Fish and Game logo
The Salmonfly Project logo
Spur Community Foundation logo
Silver Creek Outfitters logo
idaho department of environmental quality logo
Sawtooth Brewery logo
Science on the Fly logo
visit sun valley logo
Sage School logo
1 percent for the planet logo
sun valley outfitters logo
ESA logo
picabo angler logo
ecosystems sciences foundation logo

Join the community. 

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