Looking southwest across the middle Pahsimeroi Valley at the Lost River Range

Notes on the Pahsimeroi Basin


When WC moved to Idaho a few years ago, WC knew it was a state that has an extensive basin and range province. “Basin and range,” for non-geologists, is a patter of alternating steep mountains and broad, mostly flat valleys. The mountains and valleys all extend northwesterly, mostly parallel, and are major geoform of the…

Mountain Bluebird Male, Lost Valley, Idaho

Looking for a Home


Mountain Bluebirds are in trouble. While in some of their range, populations are stable after years of decline, in other areas the Mountain Bluebird numbers are still declining. One of the reasons for the decline is that bluebirds, which nest in cavities, are being out-competed by Eurasian Starlings, an invasive species. A classic scene: a…