Piercy Watershed Association and EPIC v. Osipowich (McCoy Creek THP)

Piercy Watershed Association and EPIC v. Osipowich (McCoy Creek THP)

1997

EPIC joined the Piercy Watershed Association in this suit challenging a 160-acre timber harvest plan to clear cut a virgin Douglas fir and mixed hardwood forest along McCoy Creek in northern Mendocino County. The area was sold by BLM to trade for protection of old-growth in Mill Creek on the Mattole. There is ancient forest and spotted owl and Coho concerns.

Procedure: THP 1-97-053 was approved 6/15/97 by the California Department of Forestry. Petitioners received a TRO on 7/18/97 (Mendocino County Superior Court # 76916); Preliminary Injunction received 8/13/97. $5000 bond was posted, mostly raised by appeals on our local radio station. Trial held 11/7/97.

Attorneys: Sharon Duggan, David Williams, Barry Vogel.

EPIC Contact: Jesse Noel, David Bergin.