Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Fog 25° Fog
News >  Pacific NW

Judge stops logging on former portion of Elliot State Forest

Associated Press

EUGENE – A federal judge has banned logging on a former piece of Elliot State Forest near Coos Bay.

The Register-Guard reported that Federal Judge Ann Aiken in U.S. District Court in Eugene on Monday issued a preliminary injunction barring Scott Timber Co. and Roseburg Forest -Products from logging the area while she considers a lawsuit by a Eugene-based conservation group.

Cascadia Wildlands in August filed the suit claiming Scott Timber and Roseburg could harm the marbled murrelet if the companies log the 355 acres of forest.

The marbled murrelet is a small seabird that is federally protected. The bird nests in older forests in the Coast Range.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox

Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.