By Patric Hedlund, TME
This spring, Los Padres National Forest (LPNF) Supervisor Kevin Elliott was asked by mountain residents,
including the Mountain Neighbors group, to withdraw his Decision Memos for two major fuel treatment and tree thinning projects in Cuddy Valley and Tecuya Ridge. Both may include commercial loggers. Elliott declined to reconsider.
Elliott used an administrative “categorical exclusion” (CE) process to avoid public hearings and environmental impact reviews. Because there is no appeal under the CE process, three groups said in an interview Tuesday, July 9 they have no choice but to…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)
Tecuya Ridge, above Frazier Park, during a fire in 2006 caused by a lightning strike.
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