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 is an historic day for the Boulder White Clouds, an area clearly deserving Widerness Designation. It’s also an historic day for the Idaho Delegation as they came together to craft and support an Idaho Vison for Wilderness. Both Senator Risch and Crapo extol the magnificence of the Boulder White Clouds and give high praise to the leadership and vision of congressman Simpson.
To witness the actual vote and follow up remarks by Idaho’s Senators click here or on the link below:
For FSPW this is an important milestone. In the May Senate Committee hearing about the Boulder White Clouds, Sen Risch spoke about the Scotchman Peaks as the next likely candidate for Wilderness from Idaho.
Both the Senator and his staff have indicated interest in working with us on a Scotchman Peaks Bill, after the Boulder White Clouds Wilderness is signed by the president. We expect the president to signt he bill in the next few days and that our day will be coming soon.
We don’t have a timetable, and there is much work to be done, but by all indications a bill designating the Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness will take far less time than did the long route taken by the Boulder White Clouds.
As we celebrate all this moment means, and as we plan ahead to the future work to be done, please click here or on the link below to send thank you’s to both Idaho Senators for today’s historic vote!