OPINION: OREGON NATURAL DESERT ASSOCIATION; CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY v. UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, ROGER W. WILLIAMS and JEFF HUSSEY; SHERRI HUSSEY; MARK JOYCE; WENDY L. JOYCE; KATHERINE JOYCE; J&M COOMBS LLC; CHARLES DUNTEN; et al.
The Ninth Circuit upheld a ruling by a lower court that the Forest Service’s permitting process for livestock grazing near the habitat of a threatened trout species does not violate environmental protection rules. The lawsuit was brought by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Oregon Natural Desert Association. [To accompany Federal Case Law Update "Ninth Circuit Upholds Livestock Grazing Permitting Process" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 30.]