Protecting Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness

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Protecting Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness

Date: 10/02/2023     State: ID     Issues: Watersheds, Wild Lands     Partner: Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Airport Origin : Sandpoint, ID    


Educate members of the media, and thus the general public, on the campaign to protect the Scotchman Peaks, a renowned area for recreation and wildlife biodiversity, as Wilderness.

Located on the Idaho-Montana border, the Scotchman Peaks are an 88,000 acre roadless area managed by the US Forest Service. Taking off from Sandpoint, we flew over Lake Pend Oreille and over the Clark Fork Delta. The majesty of the area is clear from above. Our route passed by mountains like Scotchman Peak, Scotchman Number Two, Savage Mountain, Mount Vernon, Star Peak, and Sawtooth Mountain. We headed back towards the Clark Fork community and followed the Lightning Creek Drainage to Sandpoint.

This rugged, remote region provides critical wildlife habitat, stunning views, and beloved recreational opportunities. EcoFlight's partners are working to protect Scotchman Peaks and its diverse values through a Wilderness designation. Previously proposed in 2016, the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness would preserve this special place in perpetuity for the coming generations to enjoy.


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