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Organized Village of Kake v. United States Department of Agriculture

ELR Citation: 41 ELR 20196
Nos. No. 1:09-cv-00023 JWS, (D. Alaska, 05/24/2011) final judgment

A district court reinstated the roadless area conservation rule to the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska. The court previously ruled on motions for summary judgment that a U.S. Forest Service rule exempting the Tongass from the roadless rule's prohibitions was arbitrary and capricious. The instant decision officially reinstates the roadless rule and vacates the exemption. The court, however, held that the ruling does not impact a number of proposed projects in the area.