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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...

Oregon Wild v. Bureau of Land Management

A district court held that BLM violated NEPA and the APA when it authorized a logging project in an area of Douglas County, Oregon, that provides habitat for the northern spotted owl. In its EA for the project, which would effectively...

Swanson Group Mfg. LLC v. Salazar

A district court held unlawful BLM's methodology for assessing the impact of federal actions on the northern spotted owl as well as its failure to offer for sale a declared amount of timber from two western Oregon districts. Under the...

Cascadia Wildlands v. Kitzhaber

A district court granted an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin the logging of 11 timber sales and to halt any further logging activities in known occupied marbled murrelet sites in Oregon's Tillamook, Clatsop, and...

Buse Timber & Sales, Inc. v. United States

The court holds that a timber company cannot bring a takings claim against the United States for canceling a timber sales contract in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington State, but that the company can bring a...

Oregon Natural Resources Council Action v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the Northwest Forest Plan and, hence, the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by authorizing timber sales without first conducting surveys for...

Sierra Club v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that salvage timber sales that had not yet been advertised were "in preparation" under the Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Assistance and Rescissions Act's (Rescissions Act's) waiver of National Environmental...

Idaho Sporting Congress v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that the salvage logging rider to the 1995 Rescissions Act precludes judicial review under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) of seven salvage timber sales in Idaho and Montana. Because §2001(f) of the Rescissions...

Northwest Forest Resource Council v. Pilchuck Audubon Soc'y

The court affirms a district court determination that §2001(k)(1) of the 1995 Rescissions Act is constitutional and does not violate separation of powers by permitting Congress to resurrect timber sales that federal courts have enjoined...

Northwest Forest Resource Council v. Glickman

The court affirms a district court order directing the U.S. government to release, under §2001(k)(1) of the Fiscal Year 1995 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Rescissions Act, all timber sale contracts...