We’re baaaaack: FSPW’s goat education program continues

Posted on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by »

Do you enjoy hiking? How about meeting people & sharing your love of the outdoors & wildlife?

FSPW is looking for people interested in hiking Scotchman Peak this summer as part of a Trail Ambassador program. Through a partnership between FSPW and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, these volunteer Trail Ambassadors will help educate hikers on mountain goat behavior & proper hiking etiquette when encountering goats. The program’s inaugural season last year was a great success, and both organizations are hoping to continue that.

Trail Ambassadors will hike Scotchman Peak Trail #65 and chat with hikers about the mountain goats and maybe even the weather, how nice the re-route is, what everyone brought for lunch… It’s a great way to get outside, meet some nice folks and have a fun day while preserving the safety of hikers and wildlife. The season runs June 10 through October 8 and we ask volunteers to pick a couple days on weekends or holidays to hike due to the high traffic on the trail those days.

There will be training provided by the Forest Service, Idaho Fish & Game and Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness in Sandpoint on June 1st.

Sign up to be a Trail Ambassador here.

To learn more about the Trail Ambassador program, check out our Leave Mountain Goats Wild page.

If you have questions, email Mary@ScotchmanPeaks.org

About The Author:

Britta Mireley is a transplant to North Idaho via South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado. She keeps busy being a mom, working on her "fixer-upper," and getting fresh air whenever possible!

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