EPIC and Sierra Club v. CDF (All Species Grove)

EPIC and Sierra Club v. CDF (All Species Grove)


The California Department of Forestry approved a THP in which Pacific Lumber refused both to conduct site-specific wildlife surveys and to incorporate mitigations proposed by the Department of Fish and Game. The proposed logging plan would have cut 186 acres of unentered old-growth redwood and Douglas fir at the confluence of Bell and Lawrence Creeks in the Headwaters Forest complex.

Procedure: THP 1-90-069 HUM approved 5/4/90. EPIC filed Petition for Writ of Mandate 5/4/90 (Humboldt Ct. #90CP0341, Judge Nelson). Sierra Club filed Petition for Writ of Mandate 6/3/90 (Humboldt Ct. #90CP0405) which was consolidated with EPIC’s Writ petition. TRO issued 5/9/90. Trial court denied Writ 6/5/92. Appellate court issued Writ of Supersedeas enjoining logging pending appeal (#A058587).

Status: final – EPIC’s appeal dismissed as moot, 8/16/95, since Pacific Lumber withdrew THP following Supreme Court decision in Sierra Club and EPIC v. Board of Forestry.

Attorneys: Thomas Lippe, R. Jay Moller, Ken Collins.

EPIC Contacts: Charles Powell, The Man Who Walks in the Woods.