A grassroots group called Grandmother's Friends wants help in barring chainsaws from a roadless area called Grandmother Mountain in northern Idaho's panhandle. A proposed timber sale would cut 7.8 million board-feet out of the wilderness 50 miles northwest of Moscow. "The area contains some very scenic and diverse habitats that wildlife depend on for their well-being," says Merlin Nelson, a Coeur d'Alene businessman and member of the new group. Besides supporting a large elk and deer population, it's also a prime fishing, skiing, hiking and berry-picking area for people who live nearby. For more information, contact Grandmother's Friends at 208/882-1010 or the St. Joe Ranger District at 208/245-2531.
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