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Order Allowing Logging in California Mountains Faces Appeal

July 26, 2021, 3:50 PM

Unite the Parks, Sequoia ForestKeeper, and Earth Island Institute will challenge a California federal court’s order allowing logging in national forests to proceed pending their lawsuit over the project’s potential harm to the endangered Pacific fisher.

The groups sought to block 31 of 45 proposed projects in the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests. The U.S. Forest Service failed to consider recent changes to the fishers’ potential habitat, and it failed to prepare a minimum viable population study, the groups told the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

The groups didn’t show what information was available to the ...