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.