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Scotchman Peaks Wilderness proposal aired at Sen. Risch’s meeting today

Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness 2016 photo contest second runner up Ken Vanden Heuvel was camped at Horseshoe Lake on July 4 when he caught the early light on Vertigo Ridge in the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. (Ken Vanden Heuvel )
Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness 2016 photo contest second runner up Ken Vanden Heuvel was camped at Horseshoe Lake on July 4 when he caught the early light on Vertigo Ridge in the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. (Ken Vanden Heuvel )

PUBLIC LANDS – The staff of U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, will hold an open house meeting to present information about the Idaho portion of the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness today, June 6, at Hope Elementary School Gymnasium, 255 Hope School Rd. in Hope.

Information about a potential wilderness will be on display from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and representatives from Risch's office and officials from the U.S. Forest Service will be available to answer questions. Public comments will be collected.

Risch had introduced a bill to designate the wilderness in the final days of the last Congress.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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