A court decision this morning affecting Straw Devil, Prior, Clark, Borg and Solo timber sales has resulted in temporary protections for these areas. Federal judge King ruled in response to ONRC's amended complaint on the Survey and Manage lawsuit that logging plans within these sales will be put on hold until at least august 11th until oral arguments concerning the case will be addressed. So in effect these sales have been put on hold until the middle of the logging season.
This is good news, but let's not forget these sales could be logged later in the season if an unfavorable ruling enables logging plans to proceed. Let's continue to work to protect these areas of ancient forest.