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Forest Merger Shelved

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0  Updated at 12:59 pm, January 23rd, 2013 By: News Idaho
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(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  A proposed merger between the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests has been set aside.   Officials have shelved plans for a combined 6.5 million-acre forest because of fears that the merger would negatively impact services for everyday citizens as well as forest resources. The plan would’ve saved the forest service about $1 million and would’ve also created the largest national forest in the lower 48. Representatives for the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance called the move a “victory” for the public.