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.

A Year End Thank You From FSPW

Posted on Thursday, December 27th, 2012 by »

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness have had a great year! From watching for Wolverines to building new trail or working on existing ones we’ve actively engaged a large corp of volunteer Wilderness Stewards. And we’ve [» Read More...]


Conservation and Collaboration

Posted on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 by »

Conservation Through Collaboration and Conversation NOTE: In the November 22 edition of the Sanders County Ledger, an article beginning on page 13 erroneously stated that Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness supported Revett Mineral’s proposed mine [» Read More...]


One Step Closer

Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 by »

Recently the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness were one of eight parties that joined together to submit a letter with agreed upon recommendations for the draft forest plan. Eight individuals, representing 4 conservationists and 4 [» Read More...]


Thank YOU Commenters

Posted on Monday, May 7th, 2012 by »

The period for commenting on the draft land management plans for the Kootenai and  Idaho Panhandle National Forests came to a close on Monday. We would like to thank all the folks who sent in [» Read More...]


Wolverine Study Preliminary Results

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 by »

It’s Wednesday and we’re still thinking of Wolverines! The preliminary results from our winter 2011-2012 Wolverine (Rare Forest Carnivore) study are in. And from many measures, this was a stunning success. As a citizens’ science [» Read More...]


Meet The Weatherman

Posted on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 by »

National Weather Service Meteorologist to Visit Sandpoint Event Details: What: John Livingston of the Spokane National Weather Service, meteorological presentation When: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 1:30pm-3:00pm Where: Rude Girls Room, East Bonner County Library, Cedar [» Read More...]



The Savage Soul of the Scotchmans

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 by »

Savage Mountain and its Basins – the Heart and Soul of the Scotchmans Savage Mountain. The name alone evokes images of nature’s wild and rugged side, of real Wilderness! This stunning mountain and the wild [» Read More...]