First Dark Sky Reserve In The U.S. Could Be In Idaho
According to John Barentine, the program manager for the Arizona-based International Dark Skies Association, of the five designations the organization has, reserve is the most difficult to land.
The craggy Sawtooth Mountains make for stunning views in the daytime and provide a buffer from light pollution at night. Barentine says the people in this remote corner of Idaho reached out to him. “They told me that they view the nighttime darkness and, you know, the ability to see the Milky Way, as something that is definitive of their part of the state and their part of the country.”