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.

Brass Lantern Awarded to Sandy Compton

Sandy Receiving the MWA Brass Lantern at TF Picnic 972
Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2016 by »

At the recent Montana Wilderness Association (MWA) annual gathering, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness program director, Sandy Compton, was honored for his work to preserve Wilderness, both on the job and as a volunteer with [» Read More...]

Washington DC Conversations

Cary Kelly, Phil Hough, Bob Boeh visit DC
Posted on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 by »

Author Henry James once dubbed Washington DC “the city of conversation.” Of course, he came from a generally more polite and refined time. If he visited DC today, we can only imagine what Henry James [» Read More...]

Kootenai Stakeholders Find Agreement

Dour Ferrell on  Whoopee Peak.
Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 by »

Doug Ferrell, FSPW Board Chair, reports on progress being made by the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders: In December, after many years of work, the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition (including representatives from the timber industry, wilderness and [» Read More...]

Give Thanks for the Wild

Two Turkeys Climb Scotchman Peak in 2013
Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by »

During the holiday season, we give thanks. Many people take a few moments to consider our blessings and give thanks for those things which make our lives better. Often, it is the simple things that [» Read More...]

DC Update – Encouraging Meetings

Your Voice is Being Heard
Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by »

YOUR voice has been heard in the halls of congress!  A large and diverse group of individuals, business and community leaders as well as everyday constituents have expressed the idea that Scotchman Peaks should be [» Read More...]

DC Update Part 1

The REAL Halls of Congress
Posted on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 by »

On a crisp, sunny autumn day, hiking the “hill” (Capitol Hill) in DC may not be as exciting as climbing Scotchman Peak, but it can be pleasant and very interesting. The panoramas include reflecting pools, [» Read More...]

Back to the Future

Senator Jim Risch confers with his colleagues.
Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2015 by »

This seems to be the fall of “Back to the Future”.  I don’t mean just the anniversary of the blockbuster film.  Next week, Brad Smith and I will venture back to DC to talk with [» Read More...]