Federal judge denies injunction, allows logging to continue near Colville, WA

A federal judge on Friday ruled against an environmental group seeking an emergency injunction to stop a logging project in the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington.

The project, known as A to Z, is the first of its kind. It’s a 10-year project that includes a contract with Vaagen Brothers Lumber Co. to thin trees and do road maintenance and stream restoration work over 54,000 acres. The contract also calls for Vaagen Brothers to do environmental reviews for the proposed work.

Work began in the forest in June.


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