EPIC Requests Forest Service Analyze Impacts of Marijuana Grows on National Forest Lands in Northwes

This letter follows a previous letter sent to the Mendocino National Forest in the summer of 2011, and to which the Acting Supervisor of the Mendocino National Forest had replied negatively, denying EPIC’s request that the USFS initiate analysis of the environmental impacts of marijuana cultivation on public lands.

Besides the ongoing threats posed by damaging marijuana cultivation on public lands, EPIC has identified effects of Forest Service management actions that may be exacerbating or facilitating marijuana cultivation on our public lands.  “The letter sets forth legal obligations of the Forest Service in the face of new information about environmental impacts