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85 FR 57578

ELR Federal Agency Update

Defining Habitat to Promote Conservation Under the ESA

ELR Article

The U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service raises important questions about the scope of the Endangered Species Act’s (ESA’s) protections for critical habitat. Foremost among them...

84 FR 54354

ELR Federal Agency Update

83 FR 67190

ELR Federal Agency Update

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a Fifth Circuit decision upholding FWS' critical habitat designation for the dusky gopher frog. Before the appellate court, the landowners whose property was designated argued that their property did not...

83 FR 18698

ELR Federal Agency Update

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Christiensen

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court decision enjoining two wildfire reduction projects in the Gallatin National Forest—the Bozeman Municipal Watershed Project and the East Boulder Project—because FWS and the U.S. Forest Service...

Wildearth Guardians v. U.S. Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court ordered FWS to reconsider its decision not to designate critical habitat for the Canada lynx in Colorado, Idaho, and Montana. When it published the September 2014 final rule designating lynx critical habitat in the...

81 FR 51348

ELR Federal Agency Update