Author Archive: Phil Hough

About The Author:

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

He has hiked the "triple crown": the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest trail (twice). He has also paddled the length of the Yukon river. Phil's love of wilderness guides him as he works to save the incrediblly wild Scotchman Peaks, one of the last and largest roadless places in northern Idaho and western Montana.

Brass Lantern Awarded to Sandy Compton

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…]


Kootenai Stakeholders Find Agreement

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

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

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

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

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!

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…]