The Rockies Today, Nov. 30
Mountain West News
November 30, 2011 at 11:10AM
Top news links, courtesy of Headwaters News. USFS proposes plan to protect grizzly bears in Idaho, Montana forests In response to a nearly decade-old lawsuit, the U.S. Forest Service is proposing a new grizzly bear management policy that could close roads, either permanently or during "active bear season" in the Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai and Lolo national forests in northern Idaho and northwest Montana.Missoulian and Associated Press; Nov. 30
Elk, bison carcasses in Wyoming park spark familial grizzly bear brawlsGrizzly 399 and Grizzly 610, 399's daughter from 2006 that is now full-grown and raising cubs of her own, thrilled visitors to Grand Teton National Park this summer as they raised this year's cubs by roads in the Wyoming park, but the two bear mothers have been squabbling of late over a bison carcass and elk carcasses left behind by hunters.Jackson Hole News & Guide; Nov. 30
Montana DEQ, USFS hear from locals on Mike Horse cleanup planAt a meeting Monday night in Lincoln, 100 or so residents of the Montana town that lies along Highway 200 just west of the Mike Horse mining complex, told officials of the state Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Forest Service that moving mining waste from the mine to the proposed Section 35 would put a dump truck full of waste on Highway 200 about every three minutes, traffic that would make hunters, tourists and other visitors to the town avoid the community.