Legacy of Forest Service Project is Scarred Environment; Ongoing Impacts to Wetlands

The legacy of just two months of cutting and placement of slash piles around Upper Echo Lake by the Forest Service in 2013 is a scarred local ecosystem.


This photograph taken in spring 2015, a historic dry period, provides just one example of the fact that the Forest Service placed cut material in wetlands through the affected project area.  Slash piles left behind by the agency are finding their way into stream courses and remnants of the piles can be expected to eventually make their way into Upper and Lower Echo Lake, degrading water quality.


This photograph documents loose slash in a water course also in spring 2015.

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