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Today, few places deserve the same commitment and recognition more than the Great Burn, a 275,000-acre proposed wilderness on the Idaho-Montana border, one of the largest unprotected wildlands in the U.S.
If you can’t go outside (more or less) than what’s the next best thing?
The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness has a packed schedule for the spring months.
Tyson Steele watched his remote cabin go up in flames, mourned the death of his dog and then spent weeks in the Alaska wilderness, bundling up in an makeshift shelter against the subzero temperatures and eating canned food – unable to reach the outside world. He knew his best chance for rescue would come from worried loved ones sending a plane to check on him. Help came about three weeks later.
The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness has two Wilderness and Remote First Aid and CPR/AED certification courses scheduled this fall.
Wilderness advocates and fans are upset over an Idaho Fish and Game airstrip built in the middle of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area, but have little recourse to fight it.
In late May, Dutchman Freek Borlee visited me for three weeks. During that time I saw the landscape through his eyes and found myself falling back in love with the west’s wild beauty.
Dan Evans – former governor, former senator, former Boy Scout and lifelong conservationist – was waiting by a tree on the trail above a creek swollen with spring runoff headed for the Wenatchee River when he told the story of how the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area was saved by a book.
A proposal that would have more than quadrupled the amount of protected wilderness in Eastern Washington came to a screeching halt this fall.
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.
Southern California’s huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area even as many neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled its advance last week.
A final management plan is in place for one of three new central Idaho wilderness areas.
Helicopters rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days, as severe storms swept the Rockies and the Midwest.
With only absentee votes counted, an advisory vote for the supporting Scotchman Peaks Wilderness designation held an early lead.
On Tuesday, voters in Bonner County will vote on whether or not they support a wilderness designation for the roughly 13,000 acres that make up the Idaho portion of the
BOISE – Three new central Idaho wilderness areas could have management plans in place this year. Federal officials released the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness Management Plan covering 183 square miles earlier this month, and are taking comments from those who have previously participated in the process through June 4.
WASHINGTON – The $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress approved early Friday was shaped by battles over major issues like immigration, health care and defense. But one of the last disputes involved a Republican Idaho senator’s effort to prevent a wilderness area from being renamed for his state’s deceased Democratic governor. In the end, Sen. James Risch lost. But the fight contributed to delays that left senators waiting until after midnight to approve the massive spending package, to the chagrin of some.
Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines introduced the “Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act” to remove more than 700 square miles from the state’s Wilderness Study Areas.
Montana regulators have allowed a company to proceed with exploration work for a large silver and copper mine near the Idaho border with a warning that the project’s license could be revoked if concerns over the environmental track record of its president are found valid.
TRAILS -- A statewide non-profit outdoor service group is looking for more members to achieve its simple goal of keeping Idaho's nonmotorized trails open and usable. The Idaho Trails Association is looking for more members to join trail building and maintenance projects next season, said...