Preserve Wilderness…

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

In her March 2nd, 2017 Letter to the Editor in the Sandpoint Reader, Deb Hunsicker, urges community members to “provide some balance in our land use and protect space for those… who want a place of quiet solitude, a place where plants and animals can thrice away from roads and development.”

» Read her full letter on page 4 of The Reader.

On behalf of Wilderness

Posted on Monday, March 13th, 2017

Clark Fork local, Trish Ganon, wrote a great piece for the March 2017 River Journal supporting Wilderness designation for the Scotchmans.

“Henry David Thoreau…said that ‘In the wildness is the preservation of the world.’ Maybe he was right about that and maybe not, but in the wildness of Scotchman Peaks is, I believe, the preservation of our world.”

» Read the rest here.

FSPW receives Special Recognition Award

Posted on Monday, March 13th, 2017

Rich Landers, the Spokesman Review’s resident outdoors expert, posted about FSPW’s award from the Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society on his blog. The Special Recognition Award was in honor of the work FSPW (mostly our volunteers!) did on the Multi-species Baseline Initiative project.

Learn more about the Idaho Fish & Game project here.

» See the blog post here!

The Facts and History on Scotchman Peaks

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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 the community to “be informed, be involved, make your own decisions, and give your support if that is what you decide.  If you missed this expansive, well-attended public involvement process I assume it was your choice.  Check your facts.  Still confused, call your local district ranger.  Your buddy over coffee may not be a reliable source.”

» Read Dick Kramer's full letter in the Bonner County Daily Bee here.