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Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Christiensen

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court decision enjoining two wildfire reduction projects in the Gallatin National Forest—the Bozeman Municipal Watershed Project and the East Boulder Project—because FWS and the U.S. Forest Service...

Cottonwood Environmental Law Center v. United States Forest Service

The Ninth Circuit held that the U.S. Forest Service violated ESA §7 when it failed to reinitiate consultation after FWS designated critical habitat for the Canada lynx on National Forest land. In 2006, FWS designated critical habitat...

Karuk Tribe of California v. United States Forest Service

The Ninth Circuit held that the U.S. Forest Service violated the ESA when it failed to consult with federal wildlife agencies before approving four notices of intent (NOIs) to conduct mining activities in coho...

Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation v. United States Forest Service,

A district court held that the U.S. Forest Service's Public Wheeled Motorized Travel...

Fund for Animals v. Thomas

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service policy of leaving game "baiting" regulation in the National Forest System to the states complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The...