♦ July 2020 – Ninth Circuit upheld Endangered Species Protections for grizzly bears.
♦ July 2020 – Friends of the Clearwater and eight environmental co-groups settled with USFWS, who agreed to decide whether to list the wolverine under the Endangered Species Act by the end of August 2020. Read the settlement, the press release, and the news coverage.
♦ June 2020 – Friends of the Clearwater and Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a lawsuit on the Lolo Insects and Disease Project, which proposes 14 mi. of roadbuilding and nearly 3,500 acres of logging near critical steelhead habitat when steelhead are at a 25-year low and global temperatures are on the rise. Read the complaint.
♦ Judge refuses to dismiss bear baiting lawsuit – May 2020.
♦ Massive thinning project stopped due to faulty environmental analysis – April 2020.
♦ Feds agree to moratorium on poison, neck snares/traps to kill Idaho wolves – March 2020.
♦ Court restricts use of helicopters in Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness – March 2020.
♦ EPA must limit water temperatures on Snake/Columbia Rivers – March 2020.
♦ Lawsuit launched over inadequate bull trout recovery plan – November 2019.
♦ Court blocks Trump’s plan to weaken protections for sage grouse – October 2019.
♦ Lawsuit can proceed against suction dredge miner – October 2019.
♦ Court rejects government effort to build road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge – March 2019.