Description: Challenge to designation of critical habitat for Canada lynx.
Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Lyder
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/28/2010 Order Download Order issued granting in part and denying in part plaintiffs' and defendants' motions for summary judgment. The federal district court for the District of Montana found that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had not acted arbitrarily when it decided not to designate additional critical habitat for Canada lynx under the Endangered Species Act based on climate change data. FWS "found that reliable projections of future climate in lynx habitat was not available, and climate data cited by environmental organizations was only useful for planning in specific regions." 11/12/2009 Memorandum Download Memorandum of points and authorities filed in support of defendants' cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition to plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment. 10/07/2009 Memorandum Download Memorandum filed by plaintiffs in support of motion for summary judgment.