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.

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...]


Wilderness Around the Region

Posted on Sunday, November 15th, 2009 by »

If the Scotchman Peaks proposal is impacted by what’s happening national  for wilderness then certainly the most significant of  those events are the events which are taking place in our immediate region. The 2009 Lands [» Read More...]


Wilderness Around the Country

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2009 by »

Designating Wilderness requires congressional legislation.  But congress doesn’t act in a vacuum. Politics, it has been said, is the “art of the possible.” What is possible depends on what has already happened before; and it [» Read More...]


Bob Marshall Remembered

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 by »

As wilderness lovers we appreciate solitude, but we also must recognize that we do nothing in isolation. Our work today, in any field, is built upon a foundation of the work done by others before [» Read More...]