Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce Support

Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2015 by »

In a letter dated Feb 11, 2015  and signed by each and every member of the board, the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce calls upon the Idaho delegation to take action and designate the Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness!

Specifically, this letter states:

“We are asking our congressional delegation to act upon the vision of the recently released forest plan and introduce legistion to designate the Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness.”

For the full text of the letter click on the url below or copy and paste it into your browser:

The letter is signed by each member of the Chamber’s board, a diverse set of prominent business people in the greater sandpoint area, reflecting the strong and diverse support from the business community for designating the Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness:

Jim Lovell, Chairman
Lone Star Mortgage

Ken Wood, Vice Chair
Edward Jones Investments

Dawn Spell, Treasurer
William & Parsons, CPA

Kris Sabo, Secretary
Pend Oreille Surgery Center

Sean Mirus
Schweitzer Mtn Resort

Margi Gunter
Litehouse Foods Inc.

Barbara Schriber
Selle Valley Construction

Stephen Snedden
Berg & McLaughlin, Attys at Law

Mandy Evans
Panhandle Animal Shelter

Kim Diercks
Columbia Bank

Amy Whalen
Graphic Ink Creative Group

Chad Foust
Sweet Lou’s Restaurant

Upon reading this letter one of our own Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness board members, Carol Jenkins, said: “Even though we knew this was coming, it gave me chills seeing all of these important local business leaders showing their support for the Scotchmans.”

You can add your own voice to the rising chorus of supporters. Visit the link below and let both our Idaho and Montana officials know that you also believe now is the time for the Scotchman Peaks to be designated as Wilderness!

About The Author:

Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

An avid long distance hiker, Phil's experience on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trails brought a passion for wild places and motivated him to work towards protecting the one of the last and largest wild places in northern Idaho and Western Montana, the Scotchman Peaks.

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