Description: Challenge to U.S. Forest Service authorization of continued livestock grazing in the Upper Klamath Basin.
Oregon Wild v. Cummins
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 03/08/2017 Order Download Forest Service decision upheld. Oregon Federal Court Upheld Decision to Allow Continued Grazing on Forest Lands. The federal district court for the District of Oregon rejected a challenge to the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to allow continued livestock grazing on forest lands in the Upper Klamath Basin. The court was not persuaded by the plaintiffs’ claims that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review was insufficient, including by a claim that the Forest Service should have supplemented its 2009 NEPA analysis based on 2013 and 2014 reports by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicating that climate change and drought posed threats to endangered fish species. The court found that the information was not new and did not impose an obligation to supplement the 2009 review.