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California Ass'n of 4WD Clubs v. Andrus

Citation: 12 ELR 20457
No. No. 80-5666, 672 F.2d 921/(9th Cir., 01/22/1982)

The court affirms the district court's approval of an order by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) closing two corridors in the Imperial Sand Dunes to use by off-road vehicles (ORVs). It holds that closure of the corridors on grounds of ORV destructiveness to plant life was supported by substantial evidence and authorized by BLM's ORV regulations. In addition, BLM complied with all procedural requirements of the regulations, including the public hearing requirement.

Counsel for Appellants
Kevin W. Midlam
Ault, Midlam & Reynolds
5030 Camino de la Siesta, Suite 201, San Diego CA 92108
(714) 295-1202

Counsel for Appellees
Ed Kolker, Ass't U.S. Attorney
940 Front St., Rm. 5-N-19, San Diego CA 92189
(714) 293-5610

James W. Moorman, Ass't Attorney General
Land and Natural Resources Division
Department of Justice, Washington DC 20530
(202) 633-2701

Counsel for Intervenors
Laurens H. Silver
Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, Inc.
2044 Fillmore St., San Francisco CA 94115
(415) 567-6100

Before Anderson, Canby, and Craig,* JJ.