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Extreme Plein Air Art 2009

Posted on Saturday, August 1st, 2009 by »

In 1871 Thomas Moran entered the Yellowstone wilderness and opened the eyes of the American public to the grandeur of the Rocky Mountain West.  In July 2009 two talented plein air artists, Aaron Johnson and Jared Shear armed with brushes and paint, entered the heart of the Scotchmans Wilderness for several days led by their trusty guide and writer, Sandy Compton.

This unique and fresh vision of our wilderness will be available to enjoy and purchase at the Timber Stand Gallery on Cedar St in downtown Sandpoint this Friday Aug 7th from 5-8PM. Please stop by and meet the artists, enjoy the spectacular paintings, and have a glass of wine. Proceeds from sales will benefit the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness’ preservation efforts.



Adoption Announcement

Posted on Monday, June 1st, 2009 by »

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are thrilled to announce that they have adopted a 2 mile section of Highway 200 just east of Clark Fork Idaho, at the foot of the Scotchmans. Highway signs [» Read More...]


2009 Summer Photo Contest Announced

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2009 by »

Have a little bit of Ansel Adams in you?  Or do you just really like taking photographs?  Do your family and friends look at your photos and say "wow!"……. If you answered "yes" to any [» Read More...]


Calling All Bird Afficionados

Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2009 by »

We’ve added a new page to our site – Birds Of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness (you may have noticed the link on the menu)……print out the list using our printable PDF link on the page and [» Read More...]


High Quality Maps Now Available

Posted on Saturday, February 7th, 2009 by »

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, with support from the Idaho Conservation League, has produced a high quality hiking map for the Scotchman Peaks area. The map shows maintained trails and trail head access routes [» Read More...]


2008 Annual Report Released

Posted on Sunday, February 1st, 2009 by »

It’s here! It’s finally here!   And the best news is that you don’t have to line up and camp out all night like in years past to get your copy!  You can download the [» Read More...]


No News is…..No News

Posted on Sunday, January 4th, 2009 by »

The KIPZ (Kootenai Idaho Planning Zone) Forest process is awaiting further decision from the U.S. Forest Service. Additional updates will be posted as soon as decisions are made.