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Oregon Natural Desert Ass'n v. Taylor

ELR Citation: 35 ELR 20018
Nos. No. 04-334-KI, (D. Or., 01/18/2005)

A district court granted summary judgment against environmental groups on their claim that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the Administrative Procedure Act by failing to perform assessment, evaluation, and determination duties within the Jordan Resource Area in Oregon. The groups failed to allege a discrete agency action that BLM failed to take in regard to seven of eight geographic management areas in the Jordan Resource Area. The court, however, deferred ruling on cross-motions for summary judgment in regard to the groups' second claim for relief that BLM's failure to implement a final revised grazing management strategy for the Louse Canyon geographic management area and instead employing an interim strategy for at least three grazing seasons, after having made an initial determination that the area failed to meet applicable standards, is arbitrary and capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with law.