Hellbender Journal Summer/Fall
Activists Protest East Side Timber
On May 21, the Allegheny Forest Service opened bids
for "Sutton Salvage", one of the timber sale areas that make up
the East Side Timber Sale at the Marienville Ranger Station. This
was the first bid on an East Side area.
Despite a steady rain, activists from the Allegheny
Defense Project and Sierra Club were there to protest the opening
of the bids on the same day the ADP's lawsuit was filed.
Disregarding federal laws, the Forest Service refused
to allow the protesters to witness the bid opening, claiming that
only one representative was allowed to enter the room where the
bids were being opened.
Sutton Salvage was awarded to Highland Resources for
a whopping $200,000. Fortunately, the Forest Service has not yet
awarded a contract to the company, and the Sutton Salvage has not
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