Friends visit Friends in Spokane

Posted on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 by »

FSPW exec Phil Hough and program coordinator Sandy Compton traveled to Spokane on November 1 to give a presentation to Jon Isacoff’s environmental studies class about the Friends’ mission to achieve wilderness designation for the Scotchman Peaks. Given the nature of the audience, Hough focused as much on the nuts and bolts of Friends-style advocacy as on the effort itself. FSPW is known for its grass-roots, non-confrontational style of political action. Part of the strategy of FSPW to stick to a very basic agenda and to not entangle the group in many of the aspects of the wilderness “argument.”

The following evening, Compton returned to Spokane as part of a panel on global warming, also presented at Gonzaga by the St. Aloysius Parish as part of the Faith and Environment Network.

About The Author:

Sandy Compton is the program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. He grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still.

He is a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at

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