Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 16, 2022

Yosemite sued for logging

The Fresno Bee reports

The project underway could send thousands of Yosemite trees to sawmills.

Yosemite National Park has a large logging project underway that a California conservation group is asking a federal judge to stop.

The project summary states that trees up to 20 inches in diameter could be cut down in Yosemite across approximately 2,000 acres and 40 miles of park roads and trails.

“In some places, the logging that they’re doing in Yosemite Valley is so intensive, it’s actually clear cutting,” said ecologist Chad Hanson, co-founder and director of the John Muir Project. “They’re actually clear cutting the forest – mature and old forests – in Yosemite Valley.”

Read more at  Yosemite sued for logging, lawsuit by CA conservation group | The Fresno Bee


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