wn.com 08 May, 2022 03:00 am

Federal plan to thin forest on Pine Mountain draws lawsuits

Christian Martinez | Los Angeles Times The popular Ventura-based clothing brand Patagonia, the city of Ojai, Ventura County and several environmental groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service in an attempt to stop a forest-thinning project on Pine Mountain in the Los Padres National Forest. The Reyes Peak Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project, first proposed in 2020, would thin and trim 755 acres of forestland, which the Forest Service says would alleviate firefighting risks. But in lawsuits
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