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.

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...]

Scotchman Peaks Presentation

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2012 by »

Wilderness Opportunities for the Scotchman Peaks On February 25th, the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society presentation will feature a presentation about “Wilderness Opportunities for the Scotchman Peaks”. This event begins at 9:45am in the Sandpoint Community [» Read More...]

Forest Planning – A Pivotal Moment

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2012 by »

The Wilderness Act passed in 1964 and established the original units of National Wilderness Preservation System.  More importantly it outlined a process whereby other areas could be added. Congress reserved the right to make the [» Read More...]

Tracking Class Update

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2012 by »

Tracking Class Recap If you missed last weekend’s tracking class you missed a fun and fact filled experience!  You may recall that we had very little snow until the last few days, so the field [» Read More...]

Forest Plan

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 by »

The Draft EIS and Draft Management Plans for the Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests have recently been released.  These documents and additional supporting materials including maps and instructions on how to comment can be [» Read More...]


Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 by »

2012 Is Our Year! Endow Bio has selected the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness as one of the five organizations that it will support in 2012! A relatively new organization, Endow-Bio is the first National [» Read More...]

Let the Season Begin!

Posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 by »

Let the Season Begin! Earlier this week, Deb, myself and John Harbuck ventured out to set up the season’s first Wolverine Monitoring Stations.  Let’s call it a “Soft Opening” to the study season, since [» Read More...]

Help Wilderness in Montana

Posted on Saturday, December 10th, 2011 by »

Breaking out of the cycle of combative politics and cynicism that has left Montana with no new wilderness designations for almost 3 decades is important to all wilderness campaigns, including ours. Our friends at the [» Read More...]