From an AP story in the _Billings Gazette:
_Hundreds of miles of backcountry roads used by outdoor enthusiasts would be closed under a new federal plan to protect grizzly bears in the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains that stretch from northeastern Washington to northwestern Montana. . . .
_The new environmental impact statement is the result of a decade of lawsuits by environmental groups that contend encounters with humans are a main cause of grizzly deaths. The bears are listed as a threatened species . . . .
The new plan covers 4,560 square miles of the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains and would close roads to hunters, berry pickers and other users.
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