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 Endowment for Biodiversity.  They describe their number one goal this way:

“Each year, we raise money for a different, chosen few organizations, various non-profits and government agencies that are working to solve our crisis of biodiversity.  We raise money and give it away on an annual cycle and our membership determines the percentage of our Program funds at year’s end that goes to any of these chosen agencies.  Each year, we begin anew.”

In addition to the financial support, Endow Bio will help us to gain additional support by showcasing the Scotchman Peaks to a wider audience.

The Scotchman Peaks cover parts of both the Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai National Forests.  Three ecosystems converge here: northern Rocky Mountain and Canadian Boreal Forests overlap, while Pacific Maritime influences bring abundant moisture, creating diverse and unique habitats, home to many threatened, endangered, and sensitive species of flora and fauna.

In the best of times we can always use more friends and more financial help.  With a sluggish economy, we can us all the friends and financial help we can get!  We appreciate the lofty ambitions that Endow-Bio represents and we appreciate the honor of being selected as one of their chosen organizations in 2012.  Consider helping them help us and help biodiversity across the nation.

For more information about Endow Bio and how you can help, go to:

Endow-Bio, Inc at www.endow-bio.org/

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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