Court Signs Order Clarifying that No Cutting will Occur until Labor Day 2014 or Later

On May 15, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California signed a stipulation and order that extended the time for plaintiff Dr. Dennis Murphy and defendant the United States Forest Service to seek to settle a pending lawsuit over the Upper Echo Lake Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project.  The stipulation and order clarify that the Forest Service will not engage in additional tree cutting at Upper Echo Lake until Labor Day 2014, at the earliest, in order to allow the parties to continue settlement discussions and in light of an earlier request from the Echo Lakes Association to limit activity during the summer months.

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