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Idaho Sen. Risch sets open house meeting on Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

Hikers approach the top of Scotchman Peak, the highest point in the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness in Bonner County, Idaho Senator Jim Risch of Idaho introduced legislation to designate the area as Wilderness on December 8.  (Steve Weisse / Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness)
Hikers approach the top of Scotchman Peak, the highest point in the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness in Bonner County, Idaho Senator Jim Risch of Idaho introduced legislation to designate the area as Wilderness on December 8. (Steve Weisse / Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness)

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 on 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.  New legislation is required.



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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