Coalition Sues to Stop Logging Project in California Condor Habitat

A coalition of environmental, business, and recreational organizations, joined by the county of Ventura and the city of Ojai, filed suit to challenge a commercial logging and vegetation removal project in California’s Los Padres National Forest. The project area, equivalent in size to 575 U.S. football fields, has cultural and historical significance for Indigenous people, is designated critical habitat for the endangered California condor, and is home to other sensitive wildlife. Plaintiffs seek declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.