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Cheat mountain salamander.
Credit: USFWS

Agencies settle with West Virginia individuals charged with federal environmental violations

Two men responsible for destroying protected salamander habitat in the Monongahela National Forest have formally admitted to violations of the federal Endangered Species Act and Forest Service regulations. As part of the civil penalty settlement agreement reached in January 2014, Jacob and Athey Lutz will pay $1,500 in fines and buy and plant at least 2,000 native red spruce seedlings in a restoration area next to existing salamander habitat.

Press release

Published on: Friday, March 14,2014

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