Suit Filed To Stop Post-Fire Logging In Santiam State Forest
The chain saws come out after fires burn through forests. Around the Bear Creek Greenway in Jackson County, "hazard trees" have been removed so they don't fall on people using the bike and pedestrian path.
But post-fire tree cutting in the Santiam State Forest near Salem has been described as "out of control" by several environmental groups. Their complaint about clearcutting led to the filing of a lawsuit to stop the logging.
Nick Cady, Legal Director at Cascadia Wildlands, filed the suit and gives us the details.