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Idaho Master Naturalist Program

The Idaho Master Naturalist Program aims to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to actively work toward stewardship of Idaho’s natural environment.

Who can become an Idaho Master Naturalist?

Idaho Master Naturalists are people who enjoy outdoor recreation, bird watching, identifying plants and animals, gardening, and supporting conservation through volunteerism.

Chapters exist in eight locations statewide (Sandpoint, Lewiston, McCall, Nampa, Boise, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Island Park). After attending 40 hours of education about Idaho’s natural world, participants volunteer 40 hours of volunteer service.

Anyone who enjoys and appreciates Idaho’s outdoors can be an Idaho Master Naturalist; teachers, hunters, recreationists, farmers, retired professionals, and . . . you!

Through the Idaho Master Naturalist Program you will:

  • Participate in conservation efforts in five areas (Citizen Science, Conservation Education, Administration, Habitat Stewardship, and Chapter Formation and Maintenance).
  • Find camaraderie with a large network of dedicated, trained volunteers who work toward conservation.
  • Further your education and interest in nature.
  • Have an opportunity to give back to your community.

Idaho Master Naturalist Chapters

To find out how to become a Master Naturalist, contact Sara Focht at (208) 287-2906.

Learn more - check out the Idaho Master Naturalist brochure.  – [PDF, 320 KB]


Master Naturalist Brochure

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Master Naturalist Program


  • Learning new things
  • Meeting new people
  • Idaho’s natural world


  • With nature
  • With your community
  • With others who have similar interests
  • With professionals


  • Help conserve Idaho’s environment
  • Collect scientific data
  • Teach children