Thanks To All “Idaho Gives” Donors!

A big shout-out to all of the generous supporters who donated to the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness through the Idaho Gives online fundraising campaign. Because of you, we are able to do even more to secure protection for the pristine gem that we all love. We also had a great time at the Idaho Pour Authority, where supporters from NGO’s across Bonner County gathered to celebrate the campaign’s success. Thanks to everyone there, fresh and familiar faces alike!

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About The Author:

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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