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Mayo v. Jarvis

A district court remanded a portion of FWS’ addendum to a 2007 biological opinion concerning the incidental take of grizzly bears in the Grand Teton National Park. In 2007, FWS and the National Park Service (NPS) issued a joint 15-year...

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. United States Department of Agriculture

The Ninth Circuit dismissed an environmental group's ESA and NEPA claims against FWS, the National Park Service (NPS), and the state of Montana in a case concerning the "helicopter hazing" of bison in Yellowstone National Park. To...

Greater Yellowstone Coalition v. Servheen

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court decision vacating the FWS' decision to remove the Yellowstone distinct population segment of grizzly bears from the ESA's threatened species list. Given the lack...

Rock Creek Alliance v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Ninth Circuit held that the FWS' determination that a proposed mining project in northwest Montana would result in "no adverse modification" to critical bull trout habitat and would result in "no jeopardy" to the local grizzly...

United States v. Senchenko

The court affirms a jury conviction against a hunter for unlawfully snaring bears and for knowingly engaging in conduct involving an intent to sell bear parts with a market value in excess of $350 in violation of the Lacey Act. The...