Forest plan that threatens old-growth forests and bull trout must be challenged

By Mike Garrity, Executive Director, Alliance for the Wild Rockies
Daily Montanan
January 28, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

There’s so much wrong with a logging project in Bitterroot National Forest, so many illegalities, omissions, and disregard for the foundational laws, the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Friends of the Bitterroot, Native Ecosystems Council, Yellowstone to Uintas Connection and Wildearth Guardians had no choice but to try to take this project to court due to its negative impacts on fish, wildlife and the forested landscape. …Despite the enormous size of the project, the Forest Service did not disclose where the logging and burning would take place. …While whitebark pine was recently added to the Endangered Species List, the Forest Service has yet to receive authority from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to move forward with the Project and has also failed to its duty to maintain and restore these vanishing trees as required by the Endangered Species Act.

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