A great day for the Scotchman Peaks. Bonner County Commission asks Congress to act!

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 by »

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.

Read the entire resolution here.

The commissioners can be reached at:

Phone: 208-265-1438
This 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.

 

About The Author:

Sandy Compton is the program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. He grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still.

He is a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at bluecreekpress.com.

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