The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed woodland caribou on the endangered species list in 1984. Now, with fear of an upcoming change to 600 square miles of land in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington, Bonner County wants to remove caribou from the endangered species list. A plan was announced in November for those 600 square miles to be listed as critical habitat. This would change the land and remove any economic possibilities, by restricting the forest access to activities such as; logging, snowmobiling and other pursuits.
Bonner County commissioners approved a plan to team up with the Pacific Legal Foundation. They also approved spending up to $10,000 and also allowing the public to contribute to the fund as well in efforts to delist the Selkirk Mountain woodland caribou. From KNDO.com .