Our Mission – in Partnership with the US Forest Service
SOAR Northwest operates on the Selway River under a special use permit with the USDA Forest Service – Bitterroot National Forest. On the Main Salmon, SOAR NW operates under a special use permit with the Salmon Challis National Forest.
It is the mission of SOAR Northwest River Co. to facilitate the public’s use and enjoyment of the Selway & Salmon Rivers in a manner that will leave the river and wilderness unimpaired for future use and enjoyment as wilderness. We provide a safe, high quality wilderness experience for the public with an emphasis on solitude, enhancing the public’s understanding of the wilderness resource, protecting wilderness resources and meeting the purposes of recreational, scenic, conservation, education and historic use of the Selway-Bitterroot & Frank Church Wilderness areas.
SOAR Northwest is an equal opportunity provider.
Our License – State of Idaho
SOAR Northwest operates under licenses with the State of Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board. The Board’s role is to regulate the outfitting and guiding industry for the purpose of safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of the public who uses outfitted services and in doing so, to contribute to the conservation of Idaho’s fish, wildlife and natural resources. SOAR Northwest is bonded and all guides meet or exceed state requirements for first aid and CPR training.