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In Support of Wilderness

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by »

Avid hunter, hiker, backpacker, and self-proclaimed non-”greenie,” John Zieske, describes why he supports wilderness from his unique perspective.


Wilderness, what is it good for?

Julie Kallemeyn stands atop of Scotchman Peak with her dog Dex.
Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by »

Friend and volunteer Julie Kallemeyn draws a comparison between the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in her home state of Minnesota and the Scotchman Peaks area in this beautifully written piece in support of wilderness. Wilderness, [» Read More...]



The Facts and History on Scotchman Peaks

Photo Credit: 2016 Scotchman Peaks Photo Contest winner Leslie Keibert
Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by »

In this informative letter to the editor, former Sandpoint District Ranger Dick Kramer discusses the facts and history of the Forest Plan that recommends Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness. In conclusion of his letter, he encourages [» Read More...]


Scotchman Plan good for community, economy

Photo Credit: 2016 Scotchman Peaks Photo Contest winner Leslie Keibert
Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by »

Former County Commissioner Todd Crossett writes to the Bonner County Daily Bee praising Wilderness designation for Scotchman Peaks.  He writes, “when you find an idea championed by such a wide, diverse majority of the community, it’s [» Read More...]



Ken Thacker discusses Scotchman Peaks & Politics

Photo Credit: 2016 Scotchman Peaks Photo Contest winner Leslie Keibert
Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by »

In his Letter to the Editor published February 1, 2017 in the Bonner County Daily Bee, Ken Thacker answers the reoccurring question of if “it’s already managed as wilderness, why designate it?”


Cary Kelly weighs in on Wilderness designation

Photo Credit: 2016 Scotchman Peaks Photo Contest winner Leslie Keibert
Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by »

Former County Commissioner Cary Kelly weighs in on Wilderness designation for the Scotchman Peaks area saying “the designation by Congress would give this area permanent protection – that’s the key issue.”