Items by Eric Barker

Dredging plans stall on the Snake River
A controversial plan to dredge the Snake River west of Lewiston, Idaho, has been stalled by a judge – for now
Service says dams should stay put
The National Marine Fisheries Service wants to table for five to 10 years any serious debate on breaching four dams in the Snake River to save salmon.
A bear of a plan
If all works out, grizzly bears may be reintroduced into the Northern Rockies' Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area in as little as a year.
To breach or not to breach
Both sides are surprised when dam-breaching supporters outnumber opponents at public meetings over breaching four Snake River dams to save salmon.
Chainsaws fall silent in Cove-Mallard
Protests and chainsaws in Idaho's controversial roadless Cove-Mallard area have both stopped since new Nez Perce National Forest Supervisor Bruce Bernhardt announced that six unsold timber sales planned for the area would remain unsold.