Advocacy Groups Seek Injunction to Protect Grizzly Bears from Logging and Road Construction

The Center for Biological Diversity, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Yaak Valley Forest Council, WildEarth Guardians, and Native Ecosystems Council filed a motion for preliminary injunction against the U.S. Forest Service (“Forest Service”) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, seeking to block logging and road construction for the large Knotty Pine timber sale project in the Kootenai National Forest that the Forest Service authorized to begin on May 15, 2023. Plaintiffs argue that the project threatens a small and imperiled population of grizzly bears near the Montana-Canada border.