A federal judge entered a preliminary injunction in an Endangered Species Act case brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Yaak Valley Forest Council, WildEarth Guardians, and Native Ecosystems Council against the U.S. Forest Service, halting logging and road construction for the large Knotty Pine timber sale project in the Kootenai National Forest. Plaintiffs argue that the project threatens a small, imperiled population of grizzly bears near the Montana-Canada border. The order prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from any ground-disturbing activities until the court issues a final ruling on the merits of the case.