Forest Service's Echo Trail Project Halted By Judge

Law360, New York (September 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to halt its plan to plant jack pine trees and build temporary roads in the Echo Trail area of the Superior National Forest.

In adopting the plan, the Forest Service did not assess its activities' impacts on water quality and watershed health in the neighboring Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Judge Ann D. Montgomery of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota said on Monday.

In Monday's opinion, Judge Montgomery granted the plaintiff's motion for...
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