by Lana Cohen, The Mendocino Voice, September 25, 2020
Two conservation groups, Friends of Gualala River, and the Center for Biological Diversity have filed a lawsuit in federal court against Gualala Redwood Timber Company. They claim the timber company’s planned timber harvest project in the Gualala River watershed violates the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court Northern District of California on September 15.
“This logging plan would log over 340 acres of river floodplain, a very, very important stand of forests remaining along the Gualala River and would have real negative impacts on the river’s wildlife and the recovery of the river,” Peter Galvin, program director and co-founder of the Center for Biological Diversity said over the phone.
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Friends of Gualala River (FoGR), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the Gualala River watershed and the species that rely on it, and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), a nonprofit focused on habitat and wildlife protection in the United States are seeking a court order to stop a logging venture, called the Dogwood Timber Harvest Plan, that would take place in the Gualala River floodplain, a river-adjacent Redwood forest which is inhabited by multiple species listed as threatened or endangered.
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