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WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court denied FWS' and the Forest Service's motion to dismiss a challenge to their bear baiting policy for black bear hunting in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming. Environmental groups argued that the number of grizzly...

Los Padres ForestWatch v. U.S. Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court denied summary judgment for environmental groups in a challenge to the Forest Service's approval of a tree-thinning project in Los Padres National Forest. The groups argued that the Service violated NEPA by failing to...

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court granted summary judgment for environmental groups in a challenge to the Forest Service's approval of a site-specific project involving restoration activities in Payette National Forest. The groups initially argued that...

Helena Hunters and Anglers Ass'n v. Marten

ELR Case

A district court granted in part summary judgment for nonprofit groups in a suit concerning a logging project in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. One group argued the project violated the Roadless Rule because the Forest...

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court vacated a timber harvesting project in Tongass National Forest after previously ruling that the Forest Service violated NEPA, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, and the National Forest Management Act...

Wild Watershed v. Hurlocker

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit upheld the Forest Service's approval of two forest-thinning projects in the Santa Fe National Forest. Environmental groups and individuals argued the Service violated NEPA by failing to adequately consider the projects...

Mountain Communities for Fire Safety v. Elliott

ELR Case

A district court granted summary judgment for the U.S. Forest Service in a challenge to its approval of a tree-thinning and fire mitigation project in the Los Padres National Forest. Conservation groups and nearby residents argued the...

WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Forest Service

ELR Case

A magistrate judge granted in part and denied in part the Forest Service's and FWS' motion to dismiss a lawsuit concerning a Forest Service policy that allows states to decide whether bait can be used to hunt black bears in national...

Bark v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit held that the U.S. Forest Service's decision not to prepare an EIS for a tree-thinning project in Mount Hood National Forest was arbitrary and capricious. A district court concluded that the...

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court held that the Forest Service violated NEPA, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), and the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) when it authorized timber harvesting in the Tongass National Forest...