Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Winds in the Wilderness

Hiker in the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area
Posted on Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Welcome back, summer!

And welcome back Friends! 

This year, your Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness have so much in store for you that we are nearly bursting at the seams! We have historic trails to restore, trails to clear and reroute, rare plants to find, weeds to kill, streambanks to stabilize, anniversaries to celebrate, great hikes to be hiked, naturalists to hear, outreach events to meet new Friends at, community meetings to prosper, a boat cruise to float on….

and an absolutely amazing tract of land to do it all in!!!MrScotchman

I could yammer on about it more, but a more fun idea would be to join us this coming Wednesday, May 14th, at our Annual State of the Scotchman’s!   Enjoy some appetizers and Eichardt’s top-notch selection of beverages while we present a short summary of our status, summer activities, volunteer 2013 awards, and then kick back and listen to our guest speaker, Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson, who broke the record for the fastest unsupported hike time on the PCT.  And when I say she ‘broke the record,’ that’s an understatement.  She smashed it.  Pulverized it.  Ground it into dust!!  It is a presentation sure to inspire, this Wednesday, May 14th, 6-8pm at the Forrest M. Bird Charter Middle School, Sandpoint.

And then stayed tuned to the Winds in Wilderness, every Saturday throughout the summer, and I will do my best to keep you up to date on the most current happenings for all these great activities we are engaged in this summer, and all the Friends, board members, and interns who are making it possible.

Who will the mystery guest — our 3000th Friend — be — and who will be there to greet them?


   Stay Wild !


Star Peak Snowshoe

Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

This snowshoe to the oldest fire lookout in Montana offers great challenge and wonderful views.  Expect almost 4,000 ft of elevation gain and bring your camera to take pictures of one of the most picturesque privies in all of Western Montana.  To sign-up for this hike, please fill out our Hike Sign-up Form.  Contact the Hike Leader for further information on this hike.

“Treasured Landscapes” Presentation

Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

FSPW Director Phillip Hough and staff present a synopsis of 2013 FSPW volunteer achievements during the “Treasured Landscapes” National Forest Foundation campaign. The event is being sponsored by the Native Plant Society and will be held at the Community Center in downtown Sandpoint.

Wolverine Watch Training

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

A one-day training event for participants interested in participating in FSPW’s stewardship program. This is a great way for concerned and motivated community members to take on a citizen scientist role and support conservation through action!  Pre-registration is required for this event.  Please contact for more information.

Housewarming Party for FSPW New Office!

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Come and see our new office opening in downtown Libby, MT.  Enjoy complementary snacks and share your vision of for the future of our public lands!

Sip and Shop

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Annual fundraising event at the Pend O’reille Winery on Cedar St. in downtown Sandpoint.  Come have a glass of locally handcrafted wine and toast with your Friends during this delicious benefit event.  5pm-8pm.

Star Peak Work Day

Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2013

Join FSPW and Kootenai National Forests trail crews on Star Peak Historic Trail #999 for a last day of trail clearing and tread work on this project for the season. Tools and beverages provided by FSPW. This is the last installment of the the second summer of full-on reconstruction of the historic trail to Star Peak lookout.

We will carpool to the trailhead, which is 6.5 miles east of the Montana border on Highway 200. Work begins at 9 a.m. Pacific time, 10 a.m. Mountain, with quitting time slated for 3 p.m. Pacific, 4 p.m. Mountain.

As with all trail work days, please wear stout boots and denim pants (no shorts), and come prepared with a long-sleeved shirt, rain gear, a good lunch, water and high-energy snacks. Sign up at

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).