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Sierra Framework Appeal

Case Number # 1177

Environmental groups have challenged the revised Sierra Framework that would triple the volume of logging on the eleven national forests in California's Sierra Nevada, while at the same time eviscerating species protections contained in the original plan, particularly for the California spotted owl and the Pacific fisher.

Press Releases

Monday, June 4, 2012
Conservation groups applaud agreement to create independent panel of scientists
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Ruling holds that Forest Service likely violated federal law with 2004 logging plan
Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Claims against Forest Service charge new logging mandate ignores science
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Over 6,000 public appeals ignored, fire resistant 30-inch diameter old growth trees to be cut, safeguards for water and wildlife will be limited, logging given preference over protecting communities from wildfire
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Motion questions administration's credibility in the courtroom