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Cascadia Wildlands v. Woodruff

A district court held that USDA's Wildlife Services failed to comply with NEPA with respect to gray wolf management in Washington. The agency entered into a cooperative service agreement with Washington's wildlife agency to help...

Humane Society of the United States v. Jewell

A district court, in a 100+-page opinion, vacated an FWS rule removing the western Great Lakes distinct population segment (DPS) of gray wolves from the ESA’s list of protected species and ordered the agency to reinstate immediately the...

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Salazar

A district court upheld the constitutionality of an appropriations rider that reinstated an FWS rule that removed ESA protections for the Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf in all areas outside of Wyoming. The court previously held that...

Wyoming v. Department of the Interior

The court upholds the dismissal of Wyoming's constitutional, Adminstrative Procedure Act (APA), Endangered Species Act, and National Environmental Policy Act claims against the U.S. Department of the Interior for failing to initiate...

Defenders of Wildlife v. Secretary

A district court enjoined and vacated a final U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule that reduced protection afforded to the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by changing its status from "endangered" to "threatened" in...

United States v. McKittrick

The court upholds a hunter's conviction for taking and possessing a gray wolf in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and transporting the gray wolf in violation of the Lacey Act. The hunter shot and killed a gray wolf that...