The Oregon Hunters Association has recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, taking issue with its plan to build over 130 miles of vehicle trails in the Ochoco National Forest.
The association now has over 10,000 members. They filed the lawsuit on Aug. 31. The claim was because vehicle trails are a violation of the National Forest Management Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. The association also claims that the project would shift elk away. Elk would be pushed from public to private lands, which will result in fewer elk harvests for the hunters who hunt on public land.
Unfortunately, a spokesman for the Ochoco National Forest stated that Forest Service will continue moving forward with the project.
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