Author Archive: Phil Hough

About The Author:

Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

An avid long distance hiker, Phil's experience on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trails brought a passion for wild places and motivated him to work towards protecting the one of the last and largest wild places in northern Idaho and Western Montana, the Scotchman Peaks.


Where Do We Go From Here

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Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by »

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, and others, have been involved for many years in the effort to protect the Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness to ensure it will always stay the same. Naturally, we are [» Read More...]





Brass Lantern Awarded to Sandy Compton

Sandy Receiving the MWA Brass Lantern at TF Picnic 972
Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2016 by »

At the recent Montana Wilderness Association (MWA) annual gathering, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness program director, Sandy Compton, was honored for his work to preserve Wilderness, both on the job and as a volunteer with [» Read More...]


Washington DC Conversations

Cary Kelly, Phil Hough, Bob Boeh visit DC
Posted on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 by »

Author Henry James once dubbed Washington DC “the city of conversation.” Of course, he came from a generally more polite and refined time. If he visited DC today, we can only imagine what Henry James [» Read More...]


Kootenai Stakeholders Find Agreement

Dour Ferrell on  Whoopee Peak.
Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 by »

Doug Ferrell, FSPW Board Chair, reports on progress being made by the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders: In December, after many years of work, the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition (including representatives from the timber industry, wilderness and [» Read More...]