Who We Are

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is a community of people dedicated to saving the wild Scotchmans for the children and grandchildren of north Idaho and northwestern Montana.

Board members, staff, and volunteers all gather after a fun “hike” in the Sandpoint Independence Day Parade.

Saving wild country is about leaving a place for children to grow up wild. For adults to find their wild place. We need places open for hiking, riding horses, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, hunting, fishing and picking huckleberries. We need places beyond the mayhem of motors. We need to be able to hear elk bugle, deer snort and mountain goats clack their hooves. We need wild places for ourselves, our kids, their kids and even mountain goat kids.

FSPW’s staff, board, volunteers, donors, and supporters from all backgrounds believe in one thing: the Scotchman Peaks must be saved.

Learn About Our Board, Staff, and Volunteers:


The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness believes that equal opportunity is important for the continuing success of our organization and that organizational performance is greatly enhanced when people with different backgrounds and perspectives are engaged in the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness activities and decision-making. The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness intends to comply fully with all state, federal, county and municipal laws as interpreted and applied by the courts which preclude negative discrimination because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, or any other protected classification. The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness defines "negative discrimination" to include, though not necessarily limited to, the denial of services, employment or volunteer opportunities to any class of individuals in a manner that negatively restricts opportunities to that class of individuals. This policy applies to all activities of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness including, but not limited to, employment, selection of volunteers, grant making, purchasing and selection of vendors or consultants.