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Forest Service, Lumber Company Challenge Mandated Grizzly Review

May 17, 2022, 8:19 PM

Federal agencies and Stimson Lumber Co. want the Ninth Circuit to reverse a judge’s order requiring the government to study how an Idaho logging project may affect grizzly bears, according to notices of appeals filed in a federal court in the state.

The order came after conservation groups sued the US Forest Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service over their approval of the Brebner Flat Project in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.

The Fish and Wildlife Service sent the Forest Service a list of protected or candidate species in the area that included Canada lynx, North American wolverine, and ...