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2005 Arborglyph Study Set

Boise, Idaho - - - The Basque Arborglyph project is a partnership with the Cenarrusa Center for Basque Studies and the Basque Museum and Cultural Center to promote the legacy of the “Euskaldunak” people in Idaho. The Cenarrusa Center, with a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, brought in Dr. Joxe Mallea-Olaexte from the University of Nevada–Reno to help volunteers locate and record the names, drawings, and thoughts of Basque herders on the Boise NF from the early 1900s to the present day.

This year we will continue the work started last summer. Our focus will be the upper South Fork Boise River watershed on the Boise and Sawtooth NFs, where there is a long history of traditional use by the sheep industry. Dr. Mallea-Olaexte and representatives from Idaho’s Basque community will join us again for the project.

The program will run from August 8–13. Applications are due by June 15. Minimum age is 18 and you must be in good physical condition and able to hike steep terrain for extended periods, as we will be 1–5 miles from the vehicles during the day; photography and drawing skills helpful but not required

You may contact John Bieter at the email address below to participate or provide assistance, or can apply for one of the 6 Forest Services positions go to the following URL:


Select Forest Name: ID - Boise NF and the program title "Basque Arborglyphs - Culture in the Carvings II" will fill in the following field automatically.

For More Information: http://www.passportintime.com/16-1/Idaho.html

Contact: John Bieter (johnb@cenarrusa.org)


Past News Releases & Updates

Pete Honored as House Passes Joint Memorial 14
Release Date: 3/22/2012

Free Basque Geneology Workshop
Release Date: 9/21/2011

Old Europe, Pioneer West & Idaho-Bizkaian Compared
Release Date: 8/6/2011

An Invitation to Basque Cuisine
Release Date: 5/16/2011

Cenarrusa Papers Dedicated
Release Date: 11/20/2009

Lamb Barbeque Success featured on EuskoSare
Release Date: 9/17/2008

U of I gifts Basque Collection to Boise State
Release Date: 7/1/2008

Cenarrusa Foundation Sponsors Museum Dedication
Release Date: 6/1/2008

Basque Center Expansion Update
Release Date: 5/22/2008

Pete & Patty featured in U of Idaho magazine
Release Date: 3/5/2008

A Proposal to Transform the Basque Conflict
Release Date: 1/23/2008

3rd Annual Family Style BBQ Next Weekend
Release Date: 8/15/2007

Basque Cultural Expert Visits BSU
Release Date: 10/23/2006

Trees tell of Basque Culture
Release Date: 8/4/2006

Basque License Plates Available
Release Date: 3/3/2006

Boise State and the Basque Government Sign Pact
Release Date: 7/27/2005

2005 Jaialdi Symposium
Release Date: 6/30/2005

2005 Arborglyph Study Set
Release Date: 5/1/2005

"West of the Basques" Documentary
Release Date: 3/15/2005

Pete & Freda's Family Style Lamb Barbecue
Release Date: 8/25/2004

Basque Dance & Old World Culture
Release Date: 7/9/2004

Minister of Culture Visit
Release Date: 5/28/2004

Basque Minister of Justice visits Boise
Release Date: 1/22/2004



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