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.

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...]

Boulder White Clouds Passes Congress!

Boulder White Clouds Map
Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 by »

Today, the Boulder White Clouds bill passed the Senate Floor by unanimous consent!  This  final action by congress sends this long sought after Wilderness bill on its way to the President’s desk for signature. This [» Read More...]

Evergreen Magazine Interview

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 by »

Jim Petersen from Evergreen Magazine published part 9 in his series on Collaboration – an interview with FSPW Executive Director Phil Hough done at the end of May.  He did a really good job of [» Read More...]

Encouraging Signs from DC

Senator Jim Risch confers with his colleagues.
Posted on Monday, May 25th, 2015 by »

Last week we (Phil Hough, Brad Smith and Kate McAlister) travelled to Washington DC to meet with the Senators and Congressmen from Idaho and Montana.  There is a lot in interest from them all in [» Read More...]

Business of the Month!

Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by »

We are honored that the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce named the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness as the Business of the Month at the May 2015 Membership Lunch!