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July 29, 2015 | Feature

Saving the Forest for the Trees

Alaska's Tongass National Forest is home to centuries-old trees and rivers flowing among thousands of islands. It is also the last forest where the fight continues to keep timber sales out of roadless areas.

March 18, 2019 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Conservationists Sue U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Over Long-Overdue Plan To Prevent Chronic Wasting Disease At National Elk Refuge

A conservation coalition filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, asking a judge to order the agency to issue a long-overdue plan to phase out elk feeding on the Jackson Hole National Elk Refuge. The outdated and unnecessary practice of supplemental feeding threatens to accelerate the spread of wildlife diseases — including lethal chronic wasting disease, which was detected for the first time in November in Grand Teton National Park adjacent to the Refuge.

February 12, 2019 | In the News: Missoulian

Grizzly Rules Prompt Lawsuit Threat To Flathead Forest Plan

Josh Purtle, Attorney, Northern Rockies Office, Earthjustice: “The plan allows a huge amount of new road building to the detriment of grizzly bears and bull trout. It essentially says we’re going to change the requirements where you can build a road and how many miles you can build while maintaining the 2011 habitat conditions to protect grizzlies. But the plan doesn’t actually do that.”

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