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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Los Padres Forestwatch Honored...

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A Tough Fighter for Central Coast National Forests


JUDGE REQUIRES INCREASED PROTECTION FOR ENDANGERED WILDLIFE ON LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST

Lawsuit Filed by Coalition of Conservation Organizations, Including ForestWatch

http://www.lpfw.org/news/0906forestplan.htm

6/8/2009--In a landmark decision, a federal judge today ruled that two federal wildlife agencies and the U.S. Forest Service violated the Endangered Species Act by approving plans for four national forests without adequately addressing impacts to endangered plants and animals. The judge’s order http://www.lpfw.org/docs/ForestPlan/20090608Opinion.pdf affects the Los Padres National Forest and three other forests in southern California that together comprise more than 3.5 million acres of wildlife habitat...

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excerpted from
http://www.lpfw.org/docs/Newsletters/2009_01Spring.pdf

ForestWatch Recognized for Top Achievement

Our legal victory last year protected fragile burn areas on Alamo Mountain and Grade Valley from a commercial logging operation, and now it’s being hailed as one of the top five environmental achievements in southern California. The 5th Annual Top Achievements of the Environmental Community in Southern California report (from http://Environmentnow.org or see http://environmentnow.org/pdf/Environment-Now-5th-Annual-Top-Achievements-of-the-Environmental-Community-in-Southern-Californa.pdf) recognizes ForestWatch for setting an important legal precedent that extends to national forests throughout the state and the West, fundamentally changing how the Forest Service responds to the post-fire landscape...

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