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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....

Idaho Sporting Congress v. Rittenhouse

The court holds that two U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) timber sales in the Boise National Forest in Idaho violated the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Environmental groups...

Idaho Sporting Congress v. Alexander

The court reverses a district court dismissal of two counts of an environmental group's suit alleging that five U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) timber sales in the Payette National Forest in Idaho violate the National Forest...

Sierra Club v. Bosworth

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service's environmental impact statement (EIS) for a post-fire logging project on the Six Rivers National Forest violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Forest Management Act...

Montana Snowmobile Ass'n v. Wildes

The court finds that a U.S. Forest Service letter enforcing a decision to close certain areas of Lolo National Forest to motorized use did not constitute final agency action subject to review under the National Environmental Policy Act...

Wilderness Soc'y v. Thomas

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service did not violate the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) when it adopted a forest plan for the Prescott National Forest in Arizona that identified certain forest land as suitable for grazing...

Colorado Envtl. Coalition v. Dombeck

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service complied with the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it issued a permit to a Colorado ski resort for the expansion of a ski area...