Scotchman Peak overlooks Lake Pend d' Oreilles in North Idaho is part of a 13,900 acre wilderness bill introduced Thursday by Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch.
Scotchman Peak overlooks Lake Pend d' Oreilles in North Idaho is part of a 13,900 acre wilderness bill introduced Thursday by Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch. Phil Hough /Friends of Scotchman Peak
Scotchman Peak overlooks Lake Pend d' Oreilles in North Idaho is part of a 13,900 acre wilderness bill introduced Thursday by Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch. Phil Hough /Friends of Scotchman Peak
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Risch introduces community-backed wilderness bill for Scotchman Peaks in North Idaho

December 08, 2016 4:35 PM

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