Wilderness Aids Habitat, Maintains Flexibility

Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

In a letter to the Bonner County Daily BeeGreg 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.

We must do all we can to protect Scotchman

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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.

Scotchman Peaks…

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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.