Felled trees are moved in preparation for being cut into log lengths and loaded onto a truck. 

PENDLETON — A group of scientists and university professors is disputing claims made by environmental activists in a lawsuit over logging certain trees on six national forests in Eastern Oregon and southeastern Washington.

The issue centers on a series of land management standards known as the Eastside Screens, adopted in 1995 to protect wildlife habitat and water quality on approximately 10 million acres in the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman, Malheur, Ochoco, Deschutes and Fremont-Winema national forests.

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