Posts Tagged ‘Announcements’

Welcome Maggie!

Maggie Pittman
Posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014

At FSPW we have a dedicated board of directors, comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are integrated into many other organizations in our communities. Each person has made a long term commitments to our mission. Many have served since our inception 9 years ago. Occasionally, we add someone when they bring a unique strength or perspective.

We are pleased to announce that as of this week Maggie Pittman has joined our board! Maggie’s background and passion will bring to us a valuable perspective and an enthusiasm that inspires.

Please join me in welcoming Maggie to FSPW and to the community of our partners who share a passion for Wilderness!  For those of you who don’t yet know Maggie, I’d like to share some of her background.

Maggie Pittman, a Short Biography

Maggie retired in 2012 from a 32-year career with the US Forest Service. She most recently served as the deputy forest supervisor of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and the Missoula District Ranger on the Lolo National Forest. In 2006 she received the Brass Lantern Award from the Montana Wilderness Association for her collaborative leadership during the Lolo forest planning efforts. She has a BS in forestry and recreation resource management from the University of Montana.

Maggie grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has spent many days hiking and biking the trails and roads throughout. Her hikes in the Cabinet and Selkirk Mountains have solidified her desire and commitment to protect the Wilderness character of the Scotchman Peaks. She lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where she is established as a professional meeting facilitator and certified mediator in organizational problem solving.

Coming to CDA, Friday Jan17th!

Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014


Join FSPW and ICL this Pfriday in CDA for a fun night of films and friends in support of North Idaho Wilderness and Conservation.

Come on down!

For more information contact


$1000 grant for wolverines is looking for a match.

Ross Cedars Creek
Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013

We caught this fisher taking the bait with one of our FSPW cameras. It’s always a great moment when you get to see the pictures!

A generous anonymous donor has once again put $1000 into our coffers for the upcoming winter rare carnivore study. We challenge the rest of our Friends to come up with a similar amount for this important project. Go to and follow the instruction on screen (be sure to note that it’s for wolverines in the final page) or send your check to “Wolverine Study, c/o FSPW, P.O. Box 2061, Sandpoint, ID 83864. Thanks very much!

P.S. Wolverine station training day is December 7, contact to attend!

Calling all Hikers!

Hiker in the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area
Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013



Volunteering as a hike leader has a great benefit to our community and in fostering connections with our public lands.

We would love to hear your ideas for winter hikes!
We have a simple online Hike Suggestion form for our members who would like to volunteer to lead a winter hike this season. Simply follow this link and share your suggestions:
More information on hike leading can be found at our website:

Thank you all for all that you do!  Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a great snow year!

2014 Winter Wolverine study.

Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

DeMotteCochraneGrossDid you see the snow caps on the mountains recently?  That means Wolverine work is starting up soon!  Surf through, er, rather… snowboard through our website and learn how you can help this extraordinary effort at establishing baseline populations of keystone forest carnivores in 0ur incredible wilderness.  Here are some great places to start:

Wolverine Project History

Contributions make this project possible!

Sign me up!

For further information, please contact



Volunteer Appreciation Party At Beyond Hope Resort!

Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2013

Let us do a little something for those of you who have done a lot for us!

The party begins at 1 pm at the Beyond Hope Resort on Sam Owens Peninsula Road (about 1/4 mile past the turn to Sam Owens Campground.)What do you bring? Yourself, your appetite and your FSPW volunteer hat or Treasured Landscapes T-shirt (or both!) The three “b’s” will be provided. Burgers, brats and beer! RSVP (please!) to

Bring a chair, too, please, and your own utensils and something to eat from (so we don’t unnecessarily use up paper or plastic).

Cinnabar Grant doubles your money for the wolverine project.

Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

We had major funding for the 2011/12 Rare Carnivore Study from Zoo Boise. Last year we lost out to a tortoise in the final voting (go figure). Last year, we took on 40 camera stations. Last year, we did 18, and we are asking for donations to help us continue, albeit at at reduced pace — we might catch that tortoise yet. To that end, we have a $3000 matching grant from Cinnabar. This is a good opportunity to double your money.

To donate is pretty simple. Click this link and follow the instruction on the page.

If you would rather do it the old-fashioned way, send your check or money order to

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
Attn: Wolverine Fund
P.O. Box 2061
Sandpoint, ID 83864