Court Ruling Stalls Portion of Sprawling Kootenai Timber Project

An appellate court’s ruling against a proposed logging project in the Kootenai National Forest represents another sticking point for the beleaguered East Reservoir timber sale, but falls well short of dealing a terminal blow to the project, according to its proponents.

A diverse group of stakeholders who collaborated to inform the US Forest Service’s decision to approve the timber sale say the ruling only impacts a portion of the large logging project on the east side of Lake Koocanusa, and attorneys believe that a procedural fix to the forest’s proposal will remedy any lingering problems. read more >>