Game carts in Wilderness?

Posted on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Don Clark of Libby asks why anyone would want to use a game cart in the Scotchmans in his April 13, 2017, Letter to the Editor in the Sandpoint Reader. From his perspective, they actually make getting your game out of this rugged area even more work!

» Check out Don's letter on page 4.

Changes for the sake of compromise are risky

Posted on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Billo Comola has a long history with the Scotchman Peaks. He helped determine the roadless area’s boundary after RARE I (Roadless Area Review and Evaluations) which culminated back in 1972! Read what Billo has to say about the Scotchman’s in his April 11, 2017, Letter to the Editor in the Bonner County Daily Bee.

» Read Billo's letter here.

Wilderness…

Posted on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

In Roy Heberger’s Letter to the Editor in April 6, 2017’s Reader, the retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee writes about Wilderness unfairly being targeted as the “fall guy” in a recent lawsuit regarding a wolf recovery project in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Roy should know, the last 5 years of his career (1995-2000), he oversaw the wolf recovery program in Idaho!

» See page 6 for Roy's letter.

Wilderness. What on Earth is it Good for?

Posted on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Julie Kallemeyn, a transplant to North Idaho from Minnesota, talks about the impact growth had on the forests she grew up in and the importance of protecting the Scotchmans from the same fate in a Bonner County Daily Bee Letter to the Editor on March 30, 2017.

» Read her full letter here.


Wilderness Aids Habitat, Maintains Flexibility

Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

In a letter to the Bonner County Daily BeeGreg Johnson, a retired Idaho Fish and Game conservation officer who served for 31 years, discusses what fish and wildlife managers can still do in Wilderness areas.

He says, “Wilderness protects valuable fish and wildlife habitat while giving managers the flexibility that they need to do their work. The legislation expressly provides that Idaho Fish and Game ‘may carry out management activities to maintain or restore fish and wildlife populations and habitats’.”

» Click Here to read the full letter.


We must do all we can to protect Scotchman

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

In this brief letter to the editor featured in the March 21, 2017 Bonner County Daily Bee, Julie McCallan expresses her dismay that the Clark Fork City Council voted against the proposal to designate Scotchman Peak as a wilderness area.  She urges the community to “do all that it can to protect this awe-inspiring natural treasure.”

» Read her full letter here.