Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 20, 2022

Logging and Chaparral Removal Proposed Across 235,000 acres of Los Padres National Forest

Los Padres ForestWatch  reports

Last week the Forest Service announced a plan to log large trees and clear native chaparral habitat across 235,000 acres (368 square miles) within four of the five ranger districts of Los Padres National Forest. The announcement comes just a few months after conservation organizations, Patagonia, and two municipal governments filed lawsuits against the Forest Service over their approval of logging on Pine Mountain in Ventura County. The new project is 311 times larger and would fundamentally alter the landscape while taking limited funding away from more effective wildfire mitigation efforts such as home hardening and retrofits, community alert systems, and defensible space.

Read more Logging and Chaparral Removal Proposed Across 235,000 acres of Los Padres National Forest


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