Contact Idaho’s Elected Officials

Photo by Ed Robinson
Photo by Ed Robinson

Thank Senator Risch

Thank Senator Risch for introducing the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act in December 2016 which would designate the Idaho portion of the Scotchman Peaks as wilderness, consistent with the Forest Service’s revised Land Management Plan.

Ask him to reintroduce legislation to designate the Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness. Since the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act was introduced in the previous session of Congress, it must be reintroduced into the current session in order to be considered.

How to contact Senator Risch

Mail:  610 Hubbard, Suite 213 | Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Call:  208-667-6130 (CDA) | 202-224-2752 (DC)

The rest of Idaho’s delegation

Encourage the rest of Idaho’s elected leaders to support reintroduction of the Act. It’s also important to ask other elected leaders to support reintroduction of the bill. Please encourage Senator Crapo, Representative Labrador and Governor Otter to work with Senator Risch to reintroduce and pass the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act.

How to contact Senator Crapo

Mail:  610 Hubbard, Suite 209 | Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Call:  208-664-5490 (CDA) | 202-224-6142 (DC)

How to contact Representative Labrador

Mail:  1250 Ironwood Dr., Suite 241 | Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Call:  208-667-0127 (CDA) | 202-225-6611 (DC)

How to contact Governor Otter

Mail:  Office of the Governor | State Capitol| PO box 83720 | Boise, ID 83720
Call:  208-334-2100

Photo by Steve Weise
Photo by Steve Weise

What should I write?

Why are the Scotchman Peaks are special? Tell a personal story about the Scotchman Peaks that explains your support for protecting the area. Does your business benefits from the protection of the Scotchman Peaks?

Remind Congress and the governor about these things that are true of the Scotchmans.

  • Outstanding opportunities for hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, and photography.
  • Contributions to the economic vitality of Bonner County, Idaho, through recreation and tourism.
  • Habitat for a diversity of fish and wildlife, such as mountain goats, deer, elk, bears, and trout.
  • Wilderness designation ensures that future generations will continue to enjoy this remarkable area.
  • There are no protected wilderness areas in Idaho’s nine northern counties. Of all the possible candidates, the Scotchman Peaks enjoy the broadest support.
Thank you for your support to protect the Scotchman Peaks for future generations!