In letter to the Bonner County Daily Bee on March 30th, Jon and Connie Burkhart of Hope, ID show their support for Wilderness designation in the Scotchman Peaks.» Read their full letter here.
In a letter to the Bonner County Daily Bee, Greg Johnson, a retired Idaho Fish and Game conservation officer who served for 31 years, discusses what fish and wildlife managers can still do in Wilderness areas.
He says, “Wilderness protects valuable fish and wildlife habitat while giving managers the flexibility that they need to do their work. The legislation expressly provides that Idaho Fish and Game ‘may carry out management activities to maintain or restore fish and wildlife populations and habitats’.”» Click Here to read the full letter.
In the March 19, 2017 edition of The Bonner County Daily Bee, Bob Boeh of the Idaho Forest Group describes why he supports Wilderness in the Scotchman Peaks even from his unique perspective as a representative of the timber industry.» Click here to read his full editorial.
In this brief letter to the editor featured in the March 21, 2017 Bonner County Daily Bee, Julie McCallan expresses her dismay that the Clark Fork City Council voted against the proposal to designate Scotchman Peak as a wilderness area. She urges the community to “do all that it can to protect this awe-inspiring natural treasure.”» Read her full letter here.
Sagle resident, Lexie de Fremery, writes a letter to the editor featured in the March 16th, 2017 issue of The Sandpoint Reader. In her letter, she rebuts a letter penned by former Idaho Fish and Game commissioners that suggested that wildlife will be in peril if the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act is passed. She eloquently and efficiently sets the facts straight.» Read Lexie's letter here on page 6 of The Reader.
Former U.S. Forest Service employee, Jodi Kramer, professes her support for Wilderness in the Scotchman Peaks and discusses the “hundreds of public meetings” held during the Forest Planning Process.» Check out her full letter on page 6 of The Reader.
Marty Stitsel is “tired of untruths with Scotchman Peaks” and sets some facts straight in his March 9th, 2017 Letter to the Editor featured in The Sandpoint Reader.» Read his full letter on page 5 of The Reader here.
Ken Thacker sets fact straight in this brief discussion of what “multiple use” means.» Check out his full letter in The Daily Bee here.