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Conservation Groups Appeal Old-Growth Logging in Big Thorne Sale and Tongass Forest Plan


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Conservation Groups Appeal Old-Growth Logging in Big Thorne Sale and Tongass Forest Plan

JUNEAU, AK. - Two coalitions of conservation groups filed Notices of Appeal before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today from recent district court opinions approving old growth logging in the Tongass National Forest. In one case, four groups challenged the U.S. Forest Service’s Big Thorne old growth timber sale and associated road construction. In a separate lawsuit, a partially overlapping set of groups challenged provisions in the Tongass Land Management Plan that the Forest Service relies on when preparing old growth sales across much of Southeast Alaska.

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