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By Roger Dey

Lawsuit filed against Willow Creek Vegetation Project


Roger Dey

A ridge north of Dalton Mountain shows a mix of extensive beetle killed trees and more resilient forest. The area in the photo is part of the project area and is slated for low severity prescribed fire and some regeneration harvest.

The Alliance for Wild Rockies and the Native Ecosystems Council filed suit last week in federal district court to halt implementation of the Willow Creek Vegetation Project southwest of Lincoln.

The environmental groups claim the Forest Service designated the area as a "threatened landscape" without conducting the proper environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act. Witho...

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