The Jr. Ranger Program project was developed and created by Harriman staff. Funds for initial badges and printing costs for the Jr. Ranger pamphlet were provided by FHSP thanks to a generous $2,000 donation from the Island Park Library Friends upon their dissolution.
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Breaking ground in 2010 next to the Harriman Visitor Center, the native plants garden is the creation of Harriman staff and the Idaho Master Naturalists, Henry’s Fork Chapter. The purpose of the native garden is to educate visitors to Harriman about the local flora that grow in the park, it also provides a fantastic place to have a meal or break after a day of hiking, biking, horseback riding, or fishing. The garden is now maintained by the Idaho Master Naturalists, Henry’s Fork Chapter.
The Harriman Legacy covers the story of the Railroad Ranch from its beginnings in 1902 as Island Park Land and Cattle Company to present-day Harriman State Park. See special footage filmed by Harry "Buddy" Willis using an Eastman Kodak 8mm camera. Wills was the guest of the Harrimans’ who spent a few summers at the Railroad Ranch and captured his 1937 experiences on film. From Harrimans flying into the Ranch via the Grumman Goose plane to swathing and grating roads by horse team, this video provides the viewer with a glimpse into the past.
This project was funded by an initial $1,000 donation from the David Michael Hargrave Memorial. While an employee at Harriman State Park, David (pictured below) recreated the 1980's Harriman Legacy video. It is because of his passion for the outdoors and his brilliant work with cameras and computers that we have this footage to view today.
Through a granting process, Harriman staff can formally request fiscal support for special projects that are funded from the FHSP general fund. Morgan Smith, former Interpretive Ranger, submitted the first request through this new process to rejuvenate, protect and properly store historic artifacts at Harriman State Park. $8,000 was initially provided for proper shelving for these items and stanchion posts, ropes, and floor runners to guide tourists through the historic building. Staff and volunteers have been busy reorganizing and better protecting these valued items.