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Forest Service to Fight Judge's Ban on Logging

January 23, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

The U.S. Forest Service said it will appeal a judge's ruling that halted salvage logging on thousands of acres of burned timber in a Montana national forest.

The agency also asked the federal judge in Missoula who halted the logging to amend his order to allow work the Forest Service maintains is critical to limiting runoff and protecting the threatened bull trout.

A coalition of environmental groups filed suit in federal court last month after federal officials approved the contentious plan for the 1.6 million acre Bitterroot National Forest on the Montana-Idaho border.

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