Author Archive: Phil Hough

About The Author:

Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

An avid long distance hiker, Phil's experience on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trails brought a passion for wild places and motivated him to work towards protecting the one of the last and largest wild places in northern Idaho and Western Montana, the Scotchman Peaks.

Wilderness Wednesday Favorite Quotes

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 by »

This week we will celebrate Wilderness Wednesday with our favorite quotes!  One of the most notable wilderness quotes of all time is a classic from Henry David Thoreau: “In wildness is the preservation of the [» Read More...]


Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009 by »

One of the measures of broad public support are endorsements.  Through  newspaper editorials, resolutions of support and letters of endorsement – councils, commissions, publications, organizations and officials show their own support as well as support [» Read More...]

Sip and Shop

Posted on Sunday, November 29th, 2009 by »

The Thanksgiving Day weekend is over, family and guests have gone home and we are all tired of turkey and turkey leftovers!  Black Friday was a push and shove fest for those who battled the [» Read More...]

Scotchmans Plein Air Art Sale

Posted on Friday, November 27th, 2009 by »

Just because you missed out on our Plein Air exhibit in September, you don’t have to miss out on the opportunity to view and purchase some sensational Scotchmans Plein Air Art!  You can sit back [» Read More...]

What Happens In Montana

Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2009 by »

Recently we talked about an emerging process in North Idaho which may result in legislation which would include Wilderness on the Idaho Panhandle and would likely include the Idaho portion of the Scotchmans.  One of [» Read More...]

A New Day is Dawning for North Idaho

Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2009 by »

The recently passed legislation designating the Owyhees as Wilderness and the Jobs and Forest Act, currently introduced by Senator Jon Tester which would designate over 600,000 acres of wilderness in Montana, both came about as [» Read More...]

The Public is the Process

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 by »

Congressional Members are elected representatives.  Like all politicians they want, in fact they need, to act in ways in which they believe their constituents want them to act.  Unless they are out of touch and [» Read More...]