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Lassen NF Misuses Science and Data (cont.)

The Forest Service failed to utilize the correct value in discerning stand densities, failed to disclose the methodologies it utilized to assess current basal area densities, made an inaccurate comparison between current and historic basal area densities, rejected reasonable alternatives from detailed study, and failed to assess the impacts of the project on imperiled wildlife species that depend upon large snags (dead trees over 15 inches in diameter at breast height) for their survival. These actions violate the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), and ensure that the true environmental consequences of this project remain unknown.

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