Local and national conservation groups join forces, sue timber company over logging project

Sep 25, 2020

Two conservation groups, Friends of Gualala River, and the Center for Biological Diversity have filed a lawsuit in federal court against Gualala Redwood Timber Company. They believe the timber companies' planned timber harvest project in the Gualala River watershed violates the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The suit was filed on September 15.


Friends of Gualala River (FoGR), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the Gualala River watershed and the species that rely on it, and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), a nonprofit focused on habitat and wildlife protection in the United States, claim the logging project, called the Dogwood Timber Harvest Plan (THP), would hurt an ecologically important area and could result in the harm or death of endangered species in the area.