All citizens share in the ownership of our national forests. I have been amazed that creation of less than 15,000 acres of wilderness near Scotchman Peaks has sparked so much interest. That is less than half of 1 percent of the total acreage on the vast 2.5 million-plus acres on the entire forest. Think of the benefits to our area if we could bottle this energy and put it towards full implementation of the forest plan for healthy forests and communities, jobs, increased wildlife habitat, improved water quality and fisheries, enhanced recreation including ATVs and snowmobiles, as well as air quality improvements to name a few. Vote yes in favor of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and stay involved for full implementation of the forest plan.
While we have you ...
... if you appreciate that access to the news, opinion, humor, entertainment and cultural reporting in the Sandpoint Reader is freely available in our print newspaper as well as here on our website, we have a favor to ask. The Reader is locally owned and free of the large corporate, big-money influence that affects so much of the media today. We're supported entirely by our valued advertisers and readers. We're committed to continued free access to our paper and our website here with NO PAYWALL - period. But of course, it does cost money to produce the Reader. If you're a reader who appreciates the value of an independent, local news source, we hope you'll consider a voluntary contribution. You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.
You can contribute at either Paypal or Patreon.Contribute at Patreon Contribute at Paypal