Another way our forests are being taken away from us is through the declaration of "wilderness areas". The previous Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, attempted to do the same in 2010 but fortunately he did not succeed.
This effort is being renewed in Northern Idaho. The information on the revised plan for Kootenai National forest can be found here. Use the links in the blog to send a message to Raul Labrador.
Kootenai County has been under siege by regulations with the ULUC, see blog post 10/13 under the regulations category. Only an opinion, it seems the federal government is targeting large cities with HUD and other federal agencies to transform them into human settlements and more rural areas to force us out of the use of our land towards cities. Idaho is a target for more land being taken away from us. Voice your opposition to your representatives and Governor Otter.