US Forest Service halts logging in Utah national forest

ABC4—The U.S. Forest Service has stopped logging 147,000 acres of trees in Ashley National Forest in Utah because of a lawsuit filed against the project by conservation groups.

The Forest Service authorized the project in October 2023. The Center for Biological Diversity says the project would tear down the habitat for many of Utah’s bighorn sheep, deer, elk, bear, and raptors, plus rare animals like the lynx and wolverine.

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