The Missoulian mentions Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act introduction

Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016

Rob Chaney of the Missoulian mentioned the introduction of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act in his article, “Long-term budget fix for fighting wildfires dies in Congress,” giving some perspective from the Montana-side.

“Although no action is expected this year, Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced legislation Thursday to designate 13,900 acres of the Scotchman Peaks mountain range on the border with Montana as federal wilderness. The unusual landscape includes both rugged cliff ridges and low-elevation rainforest groves with a unique range of rare plant and animal species….

…The move excited Montana members of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness organization, who have spent 12 years advocating for a cross-border protected area. The Scotchmans also cover 47,900 acres in Montana north of Trout Creek…”

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