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document October 19, 2017

Kootenai and ID Panhandle National Forest Management Plan Order on Summary Judgement

This declaratory judgment action seeks injunctive relief from the Kootenai and Panhandle Forest Plans.2 These forests lie in the Forest Service’s Northern Region, or “Region l .” The Forest Plans began coordination in 2002 and were formally adopted on January 6, 2015, in the Forest Service’s Final Record of Decision (“ROD”). The RODs and resulting Forest Plans were implemented 30 days after publication of the notice of the RODs in the Federal Register, and now constitute the governing land use plans for the Kootenai and Panhandle Forests.

Mountain goat on top of Scotchman Peak, Idaho.
(D. Taylor / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release: Victory October 19, 2017

Court Upholds Critical Protections for Recommended Wilderness in Northwest Montana and Northern Idaho

Court upholds the Forest Service’s discretion to maintain the wild character of the forests

Frosted needles overloooking the Kootenai National Forest.
(Brian Auer /  CC BY 2.0)
Press Release January 25, 2016

Conservationists Defend Recommended Wilderness In Snowmobiler Lawsuit

Earthjustice seeks to preserve forest management plans for Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

feature February 3, 2015

Timeline of the Roadless Rule

A timeline of the creation of and fight to defend the National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Policy.

Press Release October 13, 2010

Court Hearing on Conservationist Challenge to Idaho Roadless Policy

State rule may allow new roads and logging, put wildlife habitat at risk, and pollute watersheds with mining pollution.

case January 28, 2009

Idaho Roadless Rule

Late in the Bush administration, the U.S. Forest Service issued the Idaho Roadless Rule, a regulation establishing special rules to govern management of undeveloped roadless areas in Idaho’s National Forests. Idaho has the most roadless public forest lands of any state in the lower-48 United States, with more than nine million acres. These pristine lands…

document January 16, 2009

Idaho Roadless Fact Sheet

Facts about the National Forest roadless areas in Idaho

document January 16, 2009

Idaho Roadless Complaint (1/16/09)

Lawsuit challenging the USFS Idaho Roadless Rule, which makes hundreds of thousands of acres of Idaho's roadless lands available for road construction, mining, and logging.

Press Release January 16, 2009

Idaho Roadless Rule Challenged in Federal Court

Only state in the lower 48 to have roadless forest protection downgraded by the Bush administration