Idaho Forest Group asks Congress to act on the Scotchman Peaks.

Idaho Forest Group Chairman and Owner Mark Brinkmeyer gave the FSPW an important endorsement when he hand-delivered a letter of support for the Scotchman Peaks proposal to Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Representatives Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador.

“This is great news,” said FSPW exec Phil Hough. “Idaho Forest Group has been very supportive of our efforts for several years, now, and this letter to the Idaho delegation is a prime example of what diverse interests can do when they choose to work together. We give a hearty thanks to Marc, IFG VP of Government Affairs Bob Boeh and all of the IFG organization.”

Idaho Forest Group, based in Laclede, Idaho, is the largest timber producer in Northern Idaho and Western Montana. Please read their letter of support here.

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About The Author:

Sandy Compton has been program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness since 2009. He is also a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at

In addition to his other duties, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team (, which works on Forest Service trails in the Scotchman Peaks. He is a trail surveyor as well, and a C-Certified Crosscut Bucker/Feller and USFS National Saw Policy OHLEC instructor.

Sandy grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still. He is also board member of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and a planning team member for the Northern Rockies Wilderness Skills Institute.

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