The three-year permit would have allowed Midas Gold Corp. of Vancouver, B.C., to drill about 178 exploratory holes in the area east of McCall.
Forest officials decided this week that additional environmental analysis of the company’s plans and their potential environmental effects is needed.
The Nez Perce Tribe and the Idaho Conservation League filed a lawsuit to stop the exploration project.
Midas Gold President Stephen Quin told the Lewiston Tribune that the agency’s decision would not alter any plans for this year and doesn’t apply to the company’s private land holdings in the area.
More Northwest Headlines
WWU cancels classes Tuesday over hate speech on social media 5:57 p.m. With power still out for tens of thousands, Spokane faces a cold Thanksgiving Agency: 19 people ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco 5:12 p.m. Opponents of Initiative 1366 file new suit in King County 5:49 p.m. Woman sought in Yakima death arrested in Oregon 7:18 p.m. Seattle police release video of cleaning crew’s rough arrest 7:16 p.m. Spokane approves $250,000 for defense in jail death case Kennewick stepdad suspected of abusing baby
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.