“Hiding cover and road density in the Helena National Forest—in particular in the Divide landscape—have huge implications for threatened grizzly bears, as well as big game including elk,” said Kelly Nokes, an attorney with the Western Environmental Law Center. “This major artery for grizzly migration is crucial to their recovery. The Biden Forest Service sidestepping a proper analysis to inform its decision to trash 30 years of successful forest and wildlife policy is beyond disappointing—and it violates the Endangered Species Act.”

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