New banners from Bonner Awards help us tell our story.

Part of the job of advocating for Scotchman Peaks is getting folks’ attention; a crucial part of the FSPW mission to preserve the 88,000 acres of roadless area as wilderness. With that in mind, three new banners have been designed and printed to be displayed in booths and tables at events FSPW attends as a group and also for the parades Friends march in. These replace a set of old banners which were simply white vinyl with black text.

“The old banners were pretty one-dimensional,” executive director Phil Hough says, “so when we found out Bonner Awards & Engraving (in Ponderay) could print full-color photos and text on vinyl, we decided to add some color to our displays.”

The three banners are a variety of sizes: one four-footer, a six-footer and an eight-footer. Each depicts a scene from the Scotchman Peaks with hikers in it, a “call to action” message and the website URL. The four-foot banner depicts a hiker headed for Billiard Table from Star Peak; the six-footer shows three hikers on a ledge overlooking Horseshoe Lake in the Savage Creek drainage, and the eight-footer features a solitary hiker on Stonebridge Ridge, looking into Melissa Basin.

“The work Bonner Awards did for us was very good,” Hough says. “The results speak for themselves.”

Watch for the new banners at FSPW events, displays and at the Fourth of July parades from Sandpoint to Noxon.

The new four foot banner for FSPW depicts Billiard Table
The new four foot banner for FSPW depicts a hiker headed for Billiard Table
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Sandy Compton has been program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness since 2009. He is also a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at

In addition to his other duties, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team (, which works on Forest Service trails in the Scotchman Peaks. He is a trail surveyor as well, and a C-Certified Crosscut Bucker/Feller and USFS National Saw Policy OHLEC instructor.

Sandy grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still. He is also board member of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and a planning team member for the Northern Rockies Wilderness Skills Institute.

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  1. Wow – stunning! I can’t wait to see them in person…. kudos to Bonner Awards – they really did a great job!

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