NEW! Watch “The Wild Clearwater”
Friends of the Clearwater has published a report on the ineffectiveness of the National Roadless Rule and Idaho Roadless Rule to protect roadless wildlands from logging. The Forest Service appears to be exploiting exceptions and permissions in both rules, with its analyses shifting to use these exceptions in an unchecked manner. As a result we are losing irreplaceable roadless areas to development. There needs to be a substantive review of both rules and of the remaining roadless lands in the United States. Access our full report.
Mining operations near Red River could threaten water quality and imperiled fish. Submit a comment to Idaho Department of Environmental Quality by April 3.
In The Courts
Lawsuit filed against Forest Service for failure to adhere to Forest Plan – October 2018.
Court rules Environmental Protection Agency must protect salmon from lethal water temperatures - October 2018.
Judge overturns U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service effort to strip grizzly bears of protection – September 2018.
Judge rules USDA Wildlife Services using inadequate science to justify killing predators in Idaho – June 2018.
Appeal filed challenging USDA Wildlife Services wolf killing program in Idaho – June 2018.
In The News
Trapping ban sought for Northern Rockies Fishers - January 2019.
Anger toward conservation groups misdirected - December 2018.
Wild Steelhead receive protection in Idaho fisheries for 2018 – 2019.
Idaho’s wild steelhead on a path to extinction - November 2018.
Groups file Notice of Intent to protect threatened steelhead populations from sport fishing – November 2018.
Why we need one connected Grizzly bear population – September 2018.
Canada lynx recovery threatened with potential delisting - January 2018.
Upper Lochsa Land Exchange is back from the dead – May 2018.