Whiskey South timber sale
Apr 29, 2005
Idaho Conservation League and Friends of the Clearwater v. K. Lynn Bennett, Bureau of Land Management, Abigail Kimball, and United States Forest Service
April 29, 2005
BLM proposed to log over 12 million board feet of old growth forests in the South Fork Clearwater basin of central Idaho, asserting that risks of beetle infestation and wildfire required the logging. After a week long trial where we called several expert witnesses to show those arguments were not accurate, the federal court enjoined the logging and ordered a more thorough and accurate environmental analysis if the agency wanted to proceed. See Idaho Conservation League v. Bennett, 2005 WL 1041396 (D. Idaho 2005).