Logging industry rips off the mask–and the gloves—in Tecuya Ridge lawsuit

  • [photo by Patric Hedlund, The Mountain Enterprise]

    [photo by Patric Hedlund, The Mountain Enterprise]

By Patric Hedlund, TME

After months of denial from the U.S. Forest Service that “the ‘L’ word” was associated with the Los Padres National Forest’s Tecuya Ridge and Cuddy Valley “firebreak” projects, representatives of the logging industry have stepped in to assist the USFS and the USDA in defense of using administrative loopholes to exclude the public from deliberations about public lands. They intervened in a lawsuit last week filed by conservation groups against the USFS.

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Earth Island-John Muir Project scientist Chad Hanson shows larger diameter trees likely to be part of the local USFS logging projects.

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This is part of the October 25, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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