Environmental group challenges Clearwater forest logging

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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho conservation group has filed a lawsuit over the U.S. Forest Service's decision to log and build a temporary road in an undeveloped part of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest.
The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2iLWJFX ) that Friends of the Clearwater filed a lawsuit challenging the Forest Service's analysis that found logging and other work near Orogrande won't degrade the area or threaten its roadless status and its future as a potential wilderness designation.
Friends of Clearwater Ecosystem Defense Director Gary Macfarlane says the Forest Service's environmental analysis did not meet standards required by the National Environmental Policy Act. He also said the analysis is contrary to other roadless area logging decisions the agency has made.

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