Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cascadia Wildlands v. Bureau of Indian Affairs

<> Cascadia Wildlands v. Bureau of Indian Affairs - 9/11/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No.  14-35553. Environmental groups challenge the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) approval of the a timber sale in the Coquille Forest in southwest Oregon. The groups argue that BIA did not adequately consider the cumulative environmental impact under NEPA and that the project is inconsistent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) Recovery Plan for the northern spotted owl.

     The district court granted summary judgment to the BIA and the Tribe on both claims. The Appeals Court affirmed.