Environmental Groups Sue to Stop California Logging Project in Spotted Owl Habitat

The Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Protection Information Center, and the Coast Action Group have filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to stop the Mendocino Redwood Company from logging nearly one thousand acres of redwood forest in a California watershed that provides habitat for threatened northern spotted owls and fish. Plaintiffs allege that the state agency violated the California Environmental Quality Act and the Forest Practice Act by approving the logging project despite its serious negative impacts on existing wildlife habitats for imperiled species. Plaintiffs seek declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.