Doug Scott Speaks to FSPW Supporters in Libby

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 by »

Renowned Wilderness author, historian and advocate, Doug Scott, spoke to a packed house in Libby on Wednesday night!

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wildernesss annual fall supporters dinner at the Venture Inn featured Doug’s presentation on the effectiveness of Citizen’s Advocacy for Wilderness. Over Sixty Five Friends from a broad cross section of Lincoln county customs and cultures attended, and engaged Doug in conversation about wilderness for an extended period of questions and answers.

“It’s an exciting time for Wilderness in Northwestern Montana when this many wilderness supporters can come together in one room and can unite behind a vision for wilderness!” said Charlie Clough, FSPW board member and Lincoln County Coordinator.  Indeed, support for the Scotchman is growing rapidly.  In the last half year we have added over 200 new friends and currently we have over 300 people on our support list – in Lincoln County - alone!

But we don’t intend to stop here – with many exciting activities planned for 2010 (including a wild outdoors film festival, appearances by Jack Gladstone and Walkin’ Jim Stoltz, as well as picnics, parades, festivals  and special volunteer events, we are sure to build the broad base of public support needed for wilderness.  All this brings communities together and creates a need for action from our community leaders!

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.

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