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N. Idaho logging project will resume

N. Idaho logging project will resume

By Associated Press. CREATED Aug 4, 2014

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- A northern Idaho logging project in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest is back on following a court ruling.

The Lewiston Tribune reported that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to halt the Little Slate Project.

But the court also directed the case be scheduled on the court calendar at the first available date.

Moscow-based environmental group Friends of the Clearwater appealed a lower court's ruling denying an injunction to halt logging.

The group contends the project violates environmental laws intended to protect threatened Canada lynx and other species.

Mark Craig of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest says logging will resume Monday.

The U.S. Forest Service says the project will produce about 40 million board feet of timber while restoring fish habitat.