- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A federal judge has delayed the sale of timber on up to four square miles of National Forest Service land along Hebgen Lake, saying wildlife managers must first analyze possible threats to grizzly bears and Canadian Lynx.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Tuesday (https://tinyurl.com/k4ttwmu ) the Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Native Ecosystems Council filed suit last year to stop the logging plans.

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled last week the Forest Service hadn’t done a close enough review potential impacts on the two endangered species.

The Forest Service argued that previous reviews were sufficient, but the judge ruled they weren’t specific enough to the project under consideration.

It wasn’t immediately clear how long a new review would take.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com


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