Presentation by Wilderness Historian Doug Scott

Posted on Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness presents

Doug Scott: Wilderness Historian, Author and Advocate

Doug Scott, one of the nation’s leading experts on wilderness, will be traveling through the region at the end of this month, discussing the history of wilderness protection and supporting local citizens in an historic effort to protect their public lands and wilderness.

Doug will present selections from his book, The Enduring Wilderness, and will talk about the work of local people to protect public lands. Doug will answer your questions about wilderness and talk specifically about efforts to protect the Scotchman Peaks area.

Please join Doug Scott, Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, and other community groups at an event in your area:

* October 26, 2006 at 6:00pm Coeur D’Alene, ID: North Idaho College, Student Union Building – Driftwood Bay Rm,
* October 27, 2006 at 7:00pm Sandpoint, ID: Bonner County Historical Society Museum
* October 28, 2006 at 7:00pm Troy, MT: The Hot Club
* October 29, 2006 at 11:00am Clark Fork, ID: Scotchman Coffeehouse, (note this is a “meet the author” informal wilderness discussion event)
* October 29, 2006 at 1:00pm Hope, ID: Hope Market Café
* October 29, 2006 at 6:00pm Heron, MT: The Heron School
* October 30, 2006 at 7:00pm Spokane, WA: Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall – Globe Room

Doug Scott is an excellent speaker and a 40-year veteran of wilderness campaigns. Doug was involved in the founding of Earth Day; has worked on every major piece of wilderness legislation over the last four decades, including the act establishing the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness and the Lee Metcalf Montana Wilderness Study Act; and today serves as Policy Director for the Campaign for America’s Wilderness. Doug is deeply committed to helping citizens protect their most treasured public lands and forests for future generations.

For more informationr contact Phil Hough with Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness at (208) 255-2780. In Montana contact Doug Ferrell at (406)-827-4341.

If you love the West’s places, you won’t want to miss this event with Doug Scott!

Co-Sponsored by: the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, Gonzaga University, the Spokane Mountaineers, North Idaho College Outdoor Pursuits, Conservation Northwest, the Idaho Conservation League, the Cabinet Resource Group, Bonner County Historical Society, Hope Market Café, and the Scotchman Coffee House.

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