This is powerful stuff! The Bonner County Commissioners issued the following proclamation today, March 24, at their regular meeting. We hope you will thank the commissioners via e-mail, mail, phone or in person. The contact information is below the proclamation.
WHEREAS the Scotchman Peaks provide outstanding views and recreational opportunities to residents and visitors of Bonner County, Idaho; and
WHEREAS the Scotchman Peaks contribute to the economic vitality of the region through recreation, tourism and as an attraction which draws individuals and businesses to our area; and
WHEREAS the Scotchman Peaks provide habitat to a diversity of native flora and fauna; and
WHEREAS there is broad public support amongst residents of Bonner County to protect the Scotchman Peaks; and
WHEREAS protecting the Scotchman Peaks will benefit current and future generations of Bonner County by endowing them with an enduring resource of wilderness.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Bonner County Board of Commissioners call upon the United States Congress to enact legislation designating the Idaho portion of the Scotchman Peaks as a wilderness area, consistent with the boundary delineated in the revised Land Management Plan for the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
The commissioners can be reached at:Carl Kelly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Sudick: email@example.com
Glenn Baily: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 208-265-1438This on top of the news that Governor Bullock of Montana has endorsed the Scotchman Peaks proposal bodes great things for the future of the proposal.