Oregon timber sales halted for seabirds

Oregon timber sales halted for seabirds

11 Oregon timber sales are on hold while a federal judge considers a lawsuit over the protected marbled murrelet.

The preliminary injunction issued last week is a blow to the new endangered species conservation policy adopted by the state to produce more timber from state lands.

In issuing the order, U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene wrote that conservation groups have shown they are likely to win the lawsuit on its merits, and leaving the sales open to logging could cause irreparable harm.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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