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Groups sue to stop logging from 2013 fire
The timber would come from the area of one of the biggest fires of 2013, the Roseburg News-Review reported.A dry lightning storm on July 26 ignited fires about 7 miles north of Glendale that eventually burned across more than 75 square miles of private and federal timberlands in southern Douglas and northern Josephine counties.
Many private landowners started salvage logging immediately after the fires were contained in September. The federal government held public meetings and did environmental assessments before holding a timber sale in July. The Fish and Wildlife Service authorized the Bureau of Land Management to salvage trees on about 2 square miles.Two parcels drew bids, with a total of $1.6 million. A third, larger sale didnít attract bids.
Three groups went to court earlier this month to argue that the plans would harm the northern spotted owl, which was listed as a threatened species in 1990.
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