Posts tagged: Lochsa land swap
In the news:
— Lewiston Morning Tribune
The proposed land swap in Northern Idaho that would trade 18,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service lands in three forests in Idaho for 40,000 acres owned by Western Pacific Timber in the upper Lochsa River basin had the early support of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, but the organization withdrew that support last week, citing concern of members and the expansion of the deal into elk habitat in Idaho County.
Few dispute the value of eliminating the checkerboard ownership in the upper Lochsa drainage to make it all managed by the national forests. The issue is complicated by the other scattered lands the public would have to give up in the exchange.
See more details on the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange.
Read on for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News report on the RMEF backout.