Forest Service Plan Tossed For Insufficient Protections

Law360, New York (October 2, 2009, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out U.S. Forest Service management plans for four national forests in Southern California, saying the plans did not provide enough protection for more than 1 million acres of the wildest areas in those forests.

In a summary judgment ruling Tuesday, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said the Forest Service did not take into account the overall damage to wild areas that piecemeal road development and other building in those areas of...
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