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 lives in Sagle with her husband and daughter. She's working for Wilderness so her daughter can create memories in the Scotchmans when she's grown up, just as Britta does today.

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