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Judge eases Christmas tree-cutting ban in fight over owl

Oct. 23, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scope of a tree-cutting ban across several national forests in the Southwest has been further narrowed to allow for Christmas tree permits and prescribed burns under a new order issued by a U.S. judge in an ongoing fight over a threatened owl. The order was filed late Tuesday,...

Feds propose opening biggest national forest to logging

Oct. 15, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is taking comments on a proposal that would exempt the country's largest national forest, in southeast Alaska, from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas. This option is listed as the preferred alternative by the agency in a draft...