Ecologists from the NGO Friends of the Earth have called on the Czech Environmental Inspectorate to look into logging at the Šumava National Park which they charge has devastated areas. They maintain that loggers had broken the law, operating in areas that were off limits. In their view, heavy machinery damaged not only a tourist path but the ground soil in places. Loggers, they alleged, also cut down trees in an area where nature is meant to be left untouched. The national park management has not yet reacted to the allegations.