Friday, August 29, 2014

Stanislaus Forest Announces Rim Fire Salvage Logging Plan

The U.S. Forest Service has released a plan to move ahead with salvage logging in the Stanislaus National Forest after last year’s Rim Fire burned through four hundred square miles of timber in the national forest, as well as in private forest land and Yosemite National Park. The logging plan has stirred up controversy. Some environmental groups are threatening to sue the federal government. Other forest watchdogs support salvage logging plan after working with the Forest Service to scale down its original proposal. The Rim Fire is the largest wildfire ever recorded in the Sierra Nevada. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.