USFS Tree Clearing Halted In Endangered Lynx Habitat

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT) -- An Idaho federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Forest Service to stop clearing trees in a national forest area populated by the endangered Canada lynx, ruling that the department's failure to prepare an environmental impact statement for the project violated federal law.

Partially granting a motion for summary judgment from the conservation groups Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Native Ecosystems Council, U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale said that the Forest Service's Split Creek lodgepole pine thinning project on 7,000 acres of land in...
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