Description: Challenge to designation of critical habitat in California for three amphibian species.
California Cattlemen’s Association v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/29/2018 Memorandum Opinion Download Government's motion to dismiss denied without prejudice and defendant-intervenor's motion to dismiss granted as to the 5 U.S.C. 603 claim but otherwise denied without prejudice. 03/19/2018 Opposition Download Opposition filed to motions to dismiss. 02/27/2018 Motion to Dismiss Download Motion to dismiss filed by defendant-intervenors. 02/06/2018 Order Download Motion to intervene granted. 12/15/2017 Motion to Intervene Download Motion to intervene filed by environmental groups. Center for Biological Diversity and two other organizations moved to intervene in the lawsuit challenging the designation of critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the northern distinct population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog, and the Yosemite toad, all three of which are amphibian species living at high elevations in the Sierra Nevada that are protected under the Endangered Species Act. The organizations noted that all three species were threatened by climate change, among other threats. 11/22/2017 Motion to Dismiss Download Motion to dismiss filed by federal defendants. 07/31/2017 Complaint Download Complaint filed.