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Taylor Wilderness Research Station
Valley County, Idaho
45.1019° -114.8517° Elev 3835 ft


Taylor Wilderness Research Station is a remote inholding operated by the University of Idaho in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho. The station, which holds approximately 20-25 people, is accessible only on foot (37 miles) or by light aircraft (Arnold Aviation, Cascade, ID). Electricity is provided on-site from a microhydroelectric system and two solar arrays, and visitors also have access to satellite wifi. Taylor has a small herbarium, and is an active member of the National Phenology Network.

Taylor was acquired by the University of Idaho in 1970 following its use by Dr. Maurice Hornocker in his landmark cougar research. Current programs include a rotary screw trap operated by Idaho Fish and Game (9 mos of the year), stream antennas monitored by NOAA, a remote microclimate sensing system to be installed in 2011, and a variety of student-led projects covering birds, hydrology, snakes, amphibians, and large and small mammals.

Customized identification guides
under development

Checklists with images, maps, and links

Albums of site participants

More information



  • Amie-June Brumble, Station Manager, Taylor Wilderness Research Station -- ajbrumble@uidaho.edu -- 254-543-9291
  • Nancy Lowe, Outreach Coordinator, Discover Life -- nancy@discoverlife.org -- 404-272-4526
Updated: 08 October, 2010
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