Group sues to keep ATV trail out of forest
Kendra Evensen | Idaho State Journal
A nonprofit membership organization focused on protecting lands, waters and wildlife has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service in an effort to stop the construction of an ATV trail in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition filed the suit over the Winschell Dugway ATV Trail System on Tuesday. The nearly eight-mile trail would be located in Bonneville County, on Caribou Mountain east of Gray’s Lake Wildlife Refuge and northeast of Soda Springs, and could be constructed as early as the fall of 2013.
But GYC officials are hoping to stop the construction of the trail they say could negatively impact wildlife. And they argue that the decision to build it violated the National Environmental Policy Act and National Forest Management Act.
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