Canada Lynx Threatened by Loss of Habitat
Global warming is being blamed for the decrease of the Canada Lynx in Maine. The lynx once roamed throughout the northeastern United States and Rocky Mountains, now it is a threatened species in 13 states. The Canada Lynx used to be found as far south as Pennsylvania, but now Maine is the only state east of the Mississippi River that is home to the lynx. Federal and state agencies are afraid that they might lose the lynx altogether. They want to make sure there is ample habitat for the snowshoe hare, and also conserving and managing large blocks of forests with diverse habitat for the Canada Lynx, from Reuters.com.
In Boise Idaho, environmental groups (Alliance for the Wild Rockies and the Native Ecosystems Council) are suing to block a proposed 7000 acre logging project on the western border of Yellowstone National Park. The complaint accuses the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of failing to determine the impact logging would have on habitat potentially critical to the Canada lynx. They are saying that the data for logging on the Split Creek Timber is flawed. Caribou-Targhee National Forest approved the project in December of 2009, and it has passed administrative appeal, from KHQ-Q6.com.