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Conservation groups expressing concerns over Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest Plan

By Dennis Bragg
KPAX-TV
February 13, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

MISSOULA — The latest effort to update a national forest plan here in the Northern Rockies is already sparking debate, and the proposals have only been out for public review for a few weeks. Conservation groups are already marshaling their forces, saying the plan for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest needs a lot more work. While several of the national forests have already implemented plans, the Nez Perce-Clearwater is just getting to the point of public comment on the latest revision of the current plan, which dates to the 1980’s. And environmental and conservation groups are gearing up for the fight, meeting in Missoula this week to build interest in a plan they see as critical for wildlife. “We’re dealing with some of the best grizzly habitat in the Lower 48 states, if not the very best,” said Gary Macfarlane. 

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