id–wilderness area-scotchman peaks

US Sen. Jim Risch proposes new wilderness area in Idaho

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, an Idaho Republican, has introduced a bill that would protect the state's portion of the craggy, scenic Scotchman Peaks.The Spokesman-Review reports ( ) that Risch has proposed legislation that would designate about 14,000 acres of Idaho's land as a federal wilderness area, which would limit development to preserve the land's natural character and ecological function.