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Monday, November 2, 2009

Blanchard Mountain Back in Court

The Chuckanut Conservancy and N3C won a court ruling against DNR last year over its plans to build miles of logging roads and increase logging on Blanchard Mountain. The agency appealed the decision before new lands commissioner, Peter Goldmark, took office. We have asked Goldmark to place the appeal on hold while we negotiate a settlement. He has not been willing to do that and is pursuing an expensive court battle. The appeal goes to hearing in November. Blanchard Mountain is within the largest remaining block of maturing coastal forest left in the greater Puget Sound region. Twenty miles of trails attract tens of thousands of hikers each year. The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail passes through the heart of Blanchard Mountain. We need your help to defend our lower court victory! For more info or to contribute, please contact us at www.chuckanutconservancy.org or ncccinfo@northcascades.org.

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