Status: Opinion and order issued granting in part and denying in part plaintiffs' and defendants cross-motions for summary judgment. [ 09/30/2013 ]
Description: Challenge to federal authorization and management of U.S. Caribbean Reef Fish Fishery for failing to ensure that actions would not jeopardize existence of protected Caribbean corals that face threats due to climate change and other factors.
Status: Motion for partial summary judgment filed by Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, National Parks Conservation Association, and Northern Cheyenne Tribe. [ 01/08/2018 ]
Description: Challenge to designation of a Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear distinct population segment (DPS) and a related determination that the DPS was recovered and did not qualify as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Description: Challenge to biological opinions issued by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service that found that forest plans developed by the United States Forest Service (USFS) were not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the Mexican spotted owl.
Status: Summary judgment for defendants affirmed. [ 08/28/2017 ]
Description: Challenge to determination that the Sonoran Desert population of bald eagles did not constitute a distinct population segment and was not eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act.