Judge Approves Grizzly Bear Protection Settlement North of Whitefish

By | October 10, 2015

The Flathead Beacon reports that a federal judge on Friday approved a settlement between conservation groups and state officials that will protect more than 22,000 acres of grizzly bear habitat while still allowing logging in two state forests north of Whitefish. The settlement, initially approved by the state Land Board on Aug. 29, creates restrictions designed to minimize disturbances to grizzly bears in seven “security zones” totaling 34 square miles in the Stillwater and Coal Creek state forests, north of Whitefish. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy approved the final settlement on Oct. 9. Read the full story here.

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