Plans to protect woodland caribou cause uproar February 11, 2012 Idaho

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Plans to protect woodland caribou cause uproar February 11, 2012 Idaho, ... 

Federal endangered species law requires that critical habitat be set aside for the caribou, and environmental groups went to court to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to comply... Under the proposal, 375,000 acres of high-elevation forest land in the Selkirk Mountains ... would be designated as critical habitat... This has alarmed residents who snowmobile, hunt and chop wood in the thick forests of northern Idaho's lake country, or who have businesses that rely on forest access. 

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