Roads lawsuit brings split decision

Grizzly Bear - Montana FWP
Grizzly Bear – Montana FWP

A more nuanced discussion of the lawsuit over some road provisions in the Flathead Forest Plan . . .

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen DeSoto March 12 recommended that two local environmental groups partially prevail in their claims against the Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over road management on the Flathead National Forest.

The recommendations, if they hold, could drastically alter the way the Forest Service manages closed roads in the future.

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