AWR Blog

A Victory for the Lynx

A federal court in Montana ruled Wednesday in favor of Alliance for the Wild Rockies and allies in their challenge to the federal government’s lack of protection in failing to designate critical habitat necessary for the survival and recovery of the rare and imperiled...

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Judge Halts Beaverhead Deerlodge Timber Project

by Laura Lundquist Originally published here. A federal judge halted a timber project Friday because the Forest Service might have overstepped its bounds in bypassing the public process. On Friday, Missoula federal District Judge Donald Molloy put a hold on the...

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NREPA: A wilderness bill that works

By Michael Garrity Originally published in The Missoulian here. The Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act, which lives up to its name, would protect the best of the last intact ecosystems and wildlands in the Rockies. For the first time, it has been introduced in...

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Logging in Hyalite, Bozeman Creek Remains On Hold

By Michael Wright Chronicle Staff Writer More waiting is in store on a logging project south of Bozeman. A Ninth Circuit Court judge ordered this week that an existing stay on the case will continue until the U.S. Supreme Court decides what to do with a separate case...

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Judge says climate change threatens wolverines

MATHEW BROWN Associated Press View the article here. BILLINGS -- The Obama administration brushed over the threat that climate change poses to the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator also known as the "mountain devil," a federal...

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Greens Fight to Save Isolated Grizzly Bears

By PHILIP A. JANQUART  Originally published by Courthouse News Service.  MISSOULA, Mont. (CN) - An isolated remnant of America's top predator, the grizzly bear, still survives in northwest Montana, but faces extinction because the secretary of the interior kowtows to...

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AWR Files Lawsuit: East Reservoir Project

A lawsuit was filed by the Alliance for the Wild Rockies in federal court Monday challenging the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to authorize a large logging, burning, and road-building project in rare habitat for threatened lynx and grizzly bears on public lands in...

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USFS “Legacy Lands”

Judge Clarifies USFS must Analyze New Acres before Logging in Swan Federal Court Reaffirms Ruling Protecting Endangered Species on 111,740 Acres of National Forest Lands Court Order, Dec 8, 2014 (PFD)

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