Contact your local elected officials

Senator Risch introduced the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act in December 2016 due to overwhelming support by the local community.

scotchman_peaks_bonnerYour voice is important for further action!

Help protect the Scotchman Peaks – send a message to the Bonner County Commissioners and North Idaho State Representatives.

How to contact the Bonner County Commissioners

Glen Bailey, District 1 –
Jeff Connolly, District 2 –
Dan McDonald, District 3 –

Mail:  Bonner County Board of Commissioners | 1500 Hwy 2, Suite 308 | Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone:  208-265-1438

How to contact North Idaho state representatives

State Senator Shawn Keough

Mail:  PO Box 101 | Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone:  208-263-1839 (home)

State Representative Heather Scott

Mail:  PO Box 134 | Blanchard, ID 83804
Phone:  208-920-3120

State Representative Sage Dixon

Mail:  PO Box 206 | Ponderay, ID 83852
Phone:  208-610-4800 (home)

What should I write?

Ask your local elected officials to support legislation to designate the Idaho side of the Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness.

Let them know you are a resident of North Idaho and tell them a personal story about why the Scotchman Peaks are important.

Designating the Scotchman Peaks would:

  • Protect the first wilderness areas in Idaho’s nine northern counties.
  • Ensure that future generations will continue to enjoy this remarkable area.
  • Provide outstanding opportunities for hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, and photography.
  • Contribute to the economic vitality of Bonner County, Idaho, through recreation, tourism and quality of life.
  • Provide habitat security for a diversity of fish and wildlife, such as mountain goats, deer, elk, bears, and trout.

Now is the time to act.