“This land-mark legislation was truly visionary.”

Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2014

The ED weighs in on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

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About The Author:

Phil graduated from Colby College in 1981 with a BA in English Literature. After 20+ years in Hotel/Hospitality management, organizing and directing staff, assisting with sales and marketing and coordinating events and conventions, Phil moved to Sagle, Idaho in 2002. Phil is a founding board member of the Idaho Trails Association, as well as a past president of the American Long Distance Hikers West Assoc (ALDHA-WEST), a past president of the Kinnikinnick Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society, and the former chair of the Bonner County Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force. His love of the wilderness has led him to thru-hike the entire Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest trail (twice) as well as to paddle the length of the Yukon river, among many other shorter trips to most of the corners of our continent. During the summer months Phil has lead back-country trips for the Galena Ridge School for troubled teens. In May 2007 Phil was awarded the Idaho Conservation League’s highest award for environmental activism for his work on the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area, and in May 2009 he received the Brass Lantern Award from the Montana Wilderness Association for his outstanding leadership of the Friends Of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.