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The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness has a packed schedule for the spring months.
The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will lead a hike on Black Friday as part of the national OptOutside movement started by REI four years ago.
With only absentee votes counted, an advisory vote for the supporting Scotchman Peaks Wilderness designation held an early lead.
Conservationists and timber representatives have slowly come together to find solutions to preserve the wildest areas that we all love to hike, hunt, fish and horseback ride in while also providing people with the wood they need.
PUBLIC LANDS -- The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are launching another ambitious season of guided hikes, outings, trail work -- along with gentle advocacy for securing wilderness designation for a little piece of heaven northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. The group's newsletter, Peak...
PUBLIC LANDS -- The Bonner County Commission today unanimously passed a resolution calling on Congress to designate the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. This is another milestone in an effort to protect a worthy spread of mountain real estate northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. The 88,000-acre roadless...
PUBLIC LANDS -- The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness based in North Idaho and Western Montana is celebrating the group's 10th anniversary on a high note this month. Recent passage of the Montana Heritage Act indicates that Congress is able — and even somewhat willing...
The Scotchman Peaks roadless area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille isn’t an official wilderness, but it was served by a “wilderness ranger” this summer and gained a standout new trail built the wilderness way – by hand. “I could have got more done if I’d have carried a chain saw,” said Joe Zimmerman, 23, a University of Montana student. “But the goal is to teach people how to respect this area as wilderness, and that includes me.”
TRAILS – A new Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map, featuring about 80 trails, has been published by conservation groups celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. “The last Forest Service wilderness map, published in 1992, is out of print and hard to find,” said Sandy Compton of the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, one of several groups, agencies and businesses that worked on the project.
The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, based in Sandpoint, is teaming with the Forest Service to restore the Star Peak Lookout in the Kootenai National Forest near Heron, Mont. The lookout was built in the 1950s, but even more impressive is a nearby ranger’s cabin built entirely of stone around 1910, said Rachael Reckin, Kootenai National Forest archeologist.