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US Forest Service Seeks Comments on Streamlining NEPA Procedures
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2018

On January 3, the US Forest Service (USFS) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking announcing a plan to consider revisions to the agency’s

Incidental Take of Migratory Birds No Longer Prohibited by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2018

On Dec. 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) issued Memorandum M-370501, which concludes that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), 16

Wyoming Environmental Compliance and Public Land News - December 2017
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2017

In late October, Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America ("Industry Petitioners") renewed their request before

Left Holding the Bag: Release Provision Precludes Recovery for Costs Incurred Post-Release
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2017

Over the last year, we have reported extensively on various government contract decisions regarding contract releases. In Sylvan B. Orr v. Department

Ninth Circuit Affirms Forest Service’s Authority to “Choose Jobs Over Wolves”
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2017

Plaintiffs, environmental conservation and activist organizations, brought suit against the U.S. Forest Service and Department of Agriculture

Sixth Circuit balances rights of US Forest Service and rights of private property owners provided by Michigan law
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • August 18 2017

Balancing the interests of the federal government as owner of thousands of acres surrounding Crooked Lake and the rights of private owners, the US

Lakefront Property: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Addresses Whether Riparian Rights Trump U.S. Forest Service Wilderness Area Restrictions
  • Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
  • USA
  • August 10 2017

The United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed in a June 15th opinion a challenge to regulations promulgated by the United States Forest

Senate Considers Changing NAAQs; House Examines Army Corps and US Forest Service Budgets; State Department Seeks Global Scientists
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

This week on Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

Ninth Circuit Upholds Forest Service’s Construction of New Roads in Grizzly Bear Habitat
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2017

On May 17, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana and upheld

Wyoming Environmental Compliance and Public Land News - February 2017
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2017

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources considered President Trump's nominee for the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Rep