In his proposal to shift management of Giant Sequoia National Monument to the National Park Service, Representative Farr states that the Trail of 100 Giants is at risk from logging supported by the Forest Service and under National Park Service management, the Trail would be protected from logging.
This false allegation stems from a project to re-open the Trail of 100 Giants where dead trees were removed as they presented a hazard to to the public.
Representative Maurice Hinchey requested that the Office of Inspector General review issues (six allegations of wrong-doing) raised by this public safety project.
After an exhaustive review, the OIG did not substantiate the six allegations presented and related concerns pertaining to the Forest Service actions.
Click here to read the complete OIG Giant Sequoia National Monument – Trail of 100 Giants letter to Representative Hinchey.
Does the Forest Service engage in logging in the Giant Sequoia National Monument? According to the OIG, this allegation has been investigated and found to be false.