Scotchman Peaks is Your Land!
*UPDATE* The meeting has been changed to Clark Fork Junior/Senior High School. The Radical Environmentalists are quite upset at Redoubt News getting the word out! Let’s fill this room and ask our questions!
This is beautiful public land that is currently enjoyed by many groups. However, the radicals have talked Senator Rische into submitting a bill to deny access to the public.
Senator Jim Rische has introduced Senate Bill (S.3531) to remove the public from Scotchman Peaks in Clark Fork, Bonner County, Idaho.
Introduced in Senate (12/08/2016)
Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act of 2016
This bill designates approximately 13,961 acres of National Forest System land in Idaho, to be known as the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, as wilderness and a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System.
If passed, the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will create almost 14,000 acres of Wilderness surrounding Scotchman Peak and includes most of Goat Mountain, the Regal Creek trail, the Morris Creek drainage and trail, the East Fork Peak Trail, the Savage Creek drainage and old roads and clear-cuts, and the south side and upper drainage and old roads of upper East Fork, above Char Creek.
The area extends within 300 feet of the Lightning Creek Road, from Goat Mountain to East Fork.
This means that More Federal government bureaucrats from Washington DC want to limit access to our Idaho public lands!
More restrictions, rules and regulations for:
Do you know what you can and cannot do in a Wilderness area?
(no snowmobiles, no snow bikes, no chainsaws, no mountain bikes, no wheeled game carriers, restrictions on group sizes, plus many other rules and regulations)
This will keep the disabled from enjoying their public lands as well!
If this bill passes, no one is going to enjoy Scotchman Peaks!
Washington DC bureaucrats, radical environmentalists and people that don’t even live in this area are trying to control what happens to our public lands.
There will be a meeting in Clark Fork on January 11, 2017 at 6pm. A presentation by the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and Sid Smith, the northern Idaho representative of US Senator James Risch, regarding the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness area and to answer questions, hear comments and concerns.
Come hear them tell you why taking away access to public land is such a good idea.
Join us at the Senior Center at the corner of 10th and Cedar in Clark Fork and hear what they have to say. Now is the time to ask your questions!
This is NOT a Done Deal Yet!
If you have an interest in this area and have questions, comments or concerns about this proposed legislation and the restrictions, rules and regulations that will be added to our public lands, you should come to this meeting and make your voice heard!