Ore. National Forest Dredging Endangers Salmon, Suit Says

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A coalition of environmental advocates hit the U.S. Forest Service with a lawsuit in Oregon Monday, claiming its approval of requests to use a controversial mining technique in streams in the Siskiyou National Forest violated the Endangered Species Act.

The Ashland, Ore.-based Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center says the Forest Service violated the ESA when it authorized suction dredge mining in streams on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest without first consulting with the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding the effects of such mining on wild coho salmon, which...
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