Lynx Management Direction for the Northern Rockies

Lynx standing by pine boughs.

Lynx management direction for 18 National Forests in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.

 

The Northern Rockies Lynx Management Direction Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) was signed on March 23, 2007 and is available to the public on this web site. For a CD or paper copy contact the Lynx Coordinator, Ray Smith, at (406) 329-3381.

Deciding Officials for the Lynx Management Direction FEIS and ROD: Kathleen A. McAllister, Acting R1 Regional Forester, Rick D. Cables, R2 Regional Forester, and Jack G. Troyer, R4 Regional Forester.


Lynx standing on snow.

Background Documents

"Remanded Determination" Federal Register Notice - July 2003

Current Lynx Research - See Appendix F in FEIS

Biological Opinion - of the Effects of National Forest Land and Resource Management Plans and Bureau of Land Management Land Use Plans on Canada Lynx - October 2000

Lynx Conservation Assessment and Strategy - 3rd Edition, August 2013

The Conservation Agreements

Lynx Listing - Federal Register rule listing lynx as a threatened species by the US Fish and Wildlife Service - March 2000

Ecology and Conservation on Lynx in the United States 1999

Lynx track.

 

Biological Assessment of the Effects of National Forest Land and Resource Management Plans and Bureau of Land Management Land Use Plans on Canada Lynx - December 1999 (149 pages)


 

Figure 1: States, Geographic Areas, and Administrative Units Considered in the Biological Assessment

Figure 2: Lynx Records within Five Time Periods

Figure 3: Lynx Potential Habitat and Primary Areas of Occurrence (Primary Habitat) in the Conterminous United States

Figure 4: Historical Lynx Habitat Distribution and Likelihood for Supporting Lynx Conservation

Figure 5: Lynx Habitat Distribution with Current Plan Direction and Likelihood for Supporting Lynx Conservation

Figure 6: Connectivity Potential

Figure 7: Potential National Connectivity Concerns

Figure 8: Example of Potential Regional Connectivity Concerns

 

Urban Wildland Interface Communities Within the Vicinity of Federal Lands That Are at High Risk From Wildfire - Federal Register Notice; January 4, 2001

Urban Wildland Interface Communities Within the Vicinity of Federal Lands That Are at High Risk From Wildfire - Federal Register Notice; August 17, 2001

A Collaborative Approach for Reducing Wildland Fire Risks to Communities and the Environment - 10-Year Comprehensive Strategy - Implementation Plan - May 2002