I recieved this email this morning from Wild Earth Guardians and figured I would share it with you.

“Four Square Mile Logging Project Blocked

An appeal filed by WildEarth Guardians and Carson Forest Watch has reversed the decision for logging that would have had devastating impacts on old growth and water quality on the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico.

On September 24, the Carson National Forest Supervisor concurred with our objections and sent the Upper Bitter Creek timber sale back to government planners. For now, wildlife and clean water will have a reprieve from the impacts of logging.

Our convincing appeal halted 11.6 miles of new road construction and the opening of 12 miles of closed roads, thereby blocking the fragmenting of wildlife habitat and polluting prized trout streams.

Logging is largely a thing of the past on federal lands in New Mexico as the Forest Service redirects funds to collaborative projects aimed at restoring forest functions and protecting communities from inevitable wildfires.

WildEarth Guardians works with the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program in New Mexico to restore forests fragmented and waterways polluted by a needless network of roads; the legacy of unsustainable logging. In collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and local contractors, we’ve closed roads and created safer forests where rural communities interface with wildlands.

Join us in celebrating this win which would not have been possible without our members and supporters. Together, we’re clearly making a difference.

Here’s to keeping the West wild.”

Bryan Bird

Wild Places Program Director

WildEarth Guardians

bbird@wildearthguardians.org


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