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A New Day is Dawning for North Idaho

Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2009 by »

The recently passed legislation designating the Owyhees as Wilderness and the Jobs and Forest Act, currently introduced by Senator Jon Tester which would designate over 600,000 acres of wilderness in Montana, both came about as [» Read More...]

The Public is the Process

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 by »

Congressional Members are elected representatives.  Like all politicians they want, in fact they need, to act in ways in which they believe their constituents want them to act.  Unless they are out of touch and [» Read More...]

2009 Photo Contest Winners Announced

Posted on Sunday, November 15th, 2009 by »

This year’s 2nd Annual FSPW Photo Contest had some fantastic photos entered into it. Congratulations to everyone who entered! We had over 50 photos this year, and narrowing them down to the top three in [» Read More...]

Wilderness Around the Region

Posted on Sunday, November 15th, 2009 by »

If the Scotchman Peaks proposal is impacted by what’s happening national  for wilderness then certainly the most significant of  those events are the events which are taking place in our immediate region. The 2009 Lands [» Read More...]

Upcoming Holiday Sip & Shop

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2009 by »

On Monday November 30th, the Pend d’Oreille Winery, on Cedar Street in Sandpoint, will host a special holiday “Sip and Shop” event from 4pm to 7pm, to benefit our wilderness efforts. The winery will donate [» Read More...]

Wilderness Around the Country

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2009 by »

Designating Wilderness requires congressional legislation.  But congress doesn’t act in a vacuum. Politics, it has been said, is the “art of the possible.” What is possible depends on what has already happened before; and it [» Read More...]

Bob Marshall Remembered

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 by »

As wilderness lovers we appreciate solitude, but we also must recognize that we do nothing in isolation. Our work today, in any field, is built upon a foundation of the work done by others before [» Read More...]