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PAC. LUMBER CO. v. CALIFORNIA STATE WATER RES. CONTROL BD., A102399

Under the Forest Practice Act, the Department of Forestry's exclusive jurisdiction over timber harvesting does not give it exclusive jurisdiction over the effects of that harvesting. Instead, other agencies may regulate the impacts of logging to the extent those impacts implicate the substantive statutes they are charged with enforcing.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/18/2004
  • Published 03/18/2004

Judges

  • GEMELLO, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Richard M. Frank and Mary E. Hackenbracht, Assistant Attorneys General, Nicholas Stern, Deputy Attorney General, for Defendant and Appellant., Stoel Rives, Edgar B. Washburn, Christopher J. Carr and William M. Sloan, San Francisco;  Carter, Behnke, Oglesby & Bacik, John A. Behnke and Frank Shaw Bacik, Ukiah, for Plaintiffs and Respondents., Barnum & Herman, Thomas M. Herman and William F. Barnum, Eureka, for California Forestry Association as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Respondents.
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