Timber Company Blocked From Logging in California’s Wine Country

July 21, 2021, 2:49 PM

Gualala Redwood Timber LLC is barred from harvesting timber in California’s wine country for the next 14 days, while a federal judge decides whether to block logging further in a lawsuit by environmental groups.

Friends of the Gualala River and Center for Biological Diversity say the planned logging in Sonoma County is reasonably certain to harm or kill protected species. Gualala Redwood Timber has acknowledged the potential harm, but hasn’t sought federal permits as required by the Endangered Species Act, the groups told the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The groups seek a preliminary injunction to ...

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