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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...

Utah Envtl. Congress v. Zieroth

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service violated the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) in its approval of a timber salvage project in the Manti-La Sal Forest in Utah, but that the court did not have jurisdiction to review...

Sierra Club v. Peterson

The court vacates and remands a district court decision that enjoined U.S. Forest Service timber harvesting in the National Forests of Texas due to on-the-ground Forest Service violations of the National Forest Management Act (NFMA)....

Reservation Ranch v. United States

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service did not breach a timber sale contract when, pursuant to two contract provisions, it canceled the contract to avoid jeopardizing the continued existence of the endangered northern spotted owl...

Sierra Club v. Peterson

The court upholds a district court decision enjoining the U.S. Forest Service from future timber harvesting in certain Texas National Forests until it complies with the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) and its implementing...

Sierra Club v. Martin

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service arbitrarily and capriciously approved seven timber sales in the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests in Georgia. The court first holds that the Forest Service's failure to gather...

Friends of Southeast's Future v. Morrison

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service's approval of a proposed timber sale in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska violated the National Forest Management Act (NFMA), but did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (...

Newton County Wildlife Ass'n v. Rogers

The court upholds the U.S. Forest Service's approval of four timber sales in the Ozark National Forest. A coalition of environmental groups sued the Forest Service to enjoin or set aside the timber sales. The court first holds that the...

Scott Timber Co. v. United States

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service possessed limited contractual authority to suspend performance of 11 timber sale contracts in the Siskiyou and Siuslaw National Forests in Oregon due to the Endangered Species Act (ESA)...

Idaho Sporting Congress v. Thomas

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service failed to meet National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements for public disclosure of information and failed to take a hard look at the effects of proposed timber sales from the...