Montana looks to intervene in forest project litigation

HELENA — Montana is looking to support the U.S. Forest Service in fighting off a lawsuit challenging a wildfire mitigation project.

The Independent Record reports state Attorney General Tim Fox filed a request Monday to intervene in the litigation over the Ten Mile-South Helena Project.

The project calls for forest thinning, logging and burning on more than 27 square miles  in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.

Firefighters work at the Trail 467 fire in the Poorman Creek area in the Lincoln Ranger District of Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest last year. Montana is looking to support the U.S. Forest Service in fighting off a lawsuit challenging a wildfire mitigation project in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. (Photo: InciWeb)

Helena Hunters and Anglers and the Montana Wildlife Federation filed a lawsuit earlier this year over concerns about the impact of mechanized logging on wildlife.

The Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Native Ecosystems Council also


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