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National Forest Management Act (NFMA)

Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center v. Stanislaus National Forest

A district court denied a motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the U.S. Forest Service's cattle grazing program for three livestock allotments in Stanislaus National Forest. Environmental groups argued the program caused...

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center v. Grantham

A district court granted environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin the U.S. Forest Service from harvesting damaged trees in the Klamath National Forest following a 2017 fire. The groups argued that the harvesting project...

Big Thorne Project

A district court upheld the U.S. Forest Service's approval of the Big Thorne Project in the Tongass National Forest, thereby allowing the logging of approximately 6,186 acres of old growth forest and construction of 46.1 miles of new...

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Brazell

A district court held that the U.S. Forest Service did not act arbitrarily or capriciously when it approved a project intended to improve conditions in the Little Slate Creek watershed in the Nez Perce National Forest. The project would...

Earth Island Institute v. United States Forest Service

The Ninth Circuit held that the U.S. Forest Service's Angora Fire Restoration Project in the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) complies with the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) and NEPA. Environmental groups argued that the...

Sierra Forest Legacy v. Sherman

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part a lower court decision largely granting summary judgment in...

Lands Council v. McNair

The Ninth Circuit held that BLM and the U.S. Forest Service did not violate the CWA, NEPA, or the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) in approving a proposed mine expansion project in the Caribou National Forest. After...

Earth Island Institute v. Carlton

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court order denying an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin the U.S. Forest Service from conducting post-wildfire logging in the Plumas National Forest. The group argued that the Forest...

Native Ecosystems Council v. Tidwell

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court’s grant of summary judgment to hold that the Forest Service’s approval of a project to update grazing allotments in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest did not comply with the...

Wyoming Sawmills Inc. v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The Tenth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a timber company's claim challenging the U.S. Forest Service's Historical Preservation Plan (HPP) for the Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark and Vicinity in the Bighorn National Forest....

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