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Forest Service calls off N. Idaho salvage logging project after lawsuit

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has rescinded a decision approving a salvage logging project in northern Idaho after a federal judge halted the plan at the request of two environmental groups. The Lewiston Tribune reports ( that Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest Supervisor Cheryl Probert on Wednesday stopped the project so the agency could re-examine the analysis leading to its approval. The project near the Selway and Middle Fork Clearwater rivers was intended to harvest 34 million board feet of timber scorched by a 2014 wildfire. Idaho Rivers United and Friends of the Clearwater sued and received an injunction, contending the logging violates the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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