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Idaho Logging Project Proceeds as Impact on Grizzlies Reviewed

March 3, 2022, 9:26 PM

The U.S. Forest Service must reconsider whether grizzly bears are among the protected species that may be affected by a logging project in Idaho, a federal court in the state ruled in a partial win for environmental groups.

Friends of the Clearwater and Alliance for the Wild Rockies sued after the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved the Brebner Flat Project in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. The project includes about 1,700 acres of timber harvest and prescribed burning. It also includes the temporary or permanent construction of about 10.5 miles of roads.

The Fish and ...