"2nd Lawsuit Targets Large West-Central Idaho Forest Project"

"BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service violated numerous environmental laws in approving a 105-square-mile (270-square-kilometer) logging and restoration project in west-central Idaho, a conservation group alleges in a lawsuit.

The Idaho Conservation League in the lawsuit filed Monday said the Forest Service violated the Endangered Species Act and other laws in approving the 20-year Sage Hen Project in the Boise National Forest in April.

The Idaho Conservation League has a history of working with the Forest Service to shape various projects, but said this one had flaws. One of the group’s primary concerns involved requiring a fuller environmental study of the project’s ramifications."

Keith Ridler reports for the Associated Press December 22, 2021.

Source: AP, 12/24/2021