White Mountain loggers win in court
By PAULA TRACY
New Hampshire Union Leader Staff
A federal appeals court in Boston has denied the Sierra Club's request for a preliminary injunction to halt logging in White Mountain National Forest.
"It's good to see that in Boston they recognize that we do know what is best for our forests," said Sean Sullivan, communications manager for the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association. "It recognizes that the management plan has been well thought out."
The Sierra Club, Wilderness Society and Center for Biological Diversity (formerly Forest Watch) appealed the first two timber sales allowed under the new forest plan. Read More
The legal challenge over logging in the White Mountain National Forest has been settled and loggers and forest managers were rightfully supported by the court. Logging is an important agricultural industry, and lumber is a valuable renewable resource that our country depends on.