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End of the World, Hungry Ridge Logging Projects Stopped in Idaho

June 27, 2022, 5:44 PM

The US Forest Service must complete more extensive environmental review before it moves forward with its End of the World and Hungry Ridge projects in the Nez Perce–Clearwater National Forest in Idaho, a federal court in the state ruled.

The agency considered the cumulative effects of the projects on wildlife, fish, and forest health in general, according to the US District Court for the District of Idaho. But there was no “discussion or analyses of the cumulative or synergistic impact of the two projects on old growth,” the court said June 24.

The Forest Service argued it only needed to ...