Sandpoint City Council Endorses the Scotchmans

Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2006
No: 06-23
Date: April 19, 2006

RESOLUTION
OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF SANDPOINT

TITLE:   CITY OF SANDPOINT SUPPORT OF SCOTCHMAN PEAKS WILDERNESS

WHEREAS:  Scotchman Peaks are located above Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River in the Cabinet Mountains, straddling the Idaho/Montana border, with the highest point in Bonner County at 7,009 feet; and,

WHEREAS:  The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is a non-profit organization that is concerned that the 88,000 acre Scotchman Peaks roadless area deserves permanent protection as a wilderness area;

and,

WHEREAS:  Its steep slopes, remote valleys, natural beauty and unique flora and fauna all suggest that its greatest value would be wilderness.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:  The City of Sandpoint supports the designation and management of the Scotchman Peaks as a wilderness area to ensure our public lands continue to offer the quality of life that our residents desire while protecting its unique qualities for future generations.

Raymond P. Miller, Mayor

ATTEST:
Maree Peck, City Clerk

City Council Members:

    Yes No Abstain Absent
Boge   X      
Elliott Motion X      
Spickelmire         X
Lamson   X      
Lockwood Second X      
Newton   X      

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