Jun 15 2007 3:04PM
Missoula, Mont. (AP) Management plans for 18 national forests are being changed to conserve Canada lynx and the animal's habitat.
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service classified the lynx as a threatened species in 2000.
The Forest Service announced today that regional foresters have signed the documents to amend forest plans in the agency's Northern, Intermountain and Rocky Mountain regions. The action follows extensive environmental analyses.
Lynx are meat eaters who prefer the snowshoe hare.
The forest decision published today in the Federal Register is subject to appeal for 45 days.