Murphy Files Amended Complaint Challenging Fuels Reduction Project
On February 6, 2014, Dennis Murphy filed an amended complaint challenging the U.S. Forest Service's Upper Echo Lake Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project. The amended complaint includes additional claims that the Forest Service is violating the Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act in proceeding with the Project. The Project area is proposed for designation as critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog. Additionally, much of the activity underway or planned could have substantial water quality implications as it is adjacent to Upper and Lower Echo Lakes.