"Feds Scale Back Proposed Caribou Habitat in Washington and Idaho"

"BOISE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is scaling back the acreage it wants in northern Idaho and eastern Washington as critical habitat for rare woodland caribou."

"The agency announced Tuesday it will set aside a little more than 30,000 acres in the southern Selkirk Mountains in Boundary County in Idaho and Washington's Pend Oreille County.

The service initially proposed more than 375,500 acres for caribou, but modified its plans after taking public comment and reviewing species population data."

Todd Dvorak reports for the Associated Press November 27, 2012.

Source: Portland Oregonian, 11/28/2012