A federal judge denied a request for a preliminary injunction to halt a U.S. Bureau of Land Management timber sale in southern Oregon.
The BLM wants to harvest 3.2 million board feet of timber from the Cottonwood timber sale in the Jenny Creek watershed between Highway 66 and the Howard Prairie Lake east of Ashland.
U.S. District Court Judge Owen Panner ruled Tuesday that plaintiffs did not prove the public interest favors injunctive relief.
The plaintiffs included the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, the Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, Oregon Wild, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Cascadia Wildlands Project.
The Mail Tribune reports that the Cottonwood sale was purchased by the Murphy Company of Eugene for $173,674.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/