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Risch: 9th Circuit considering Idaho’s roadless plan

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held a hearing today in Portland on Idaho's state roadless plan; Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, who attended the hearing, said a decision will follow in the coming months. Risch wrote the Idaho plan in 2006 when he was the state's governor; it was the only state-created roadless plan, with the rest of the nation falling under a national rule. The plan, developed through a collaborative process involving various interests, lays out differing management plans for specific tracts within the 9.3 million acres of inventoried roadless areas in Idaho.

The plan was upheld by a federal district judge in 2011, but that decision was appealed to the 9th Circuit. Click below for Risch's full news release.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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