June 2018

June 2018 Newsletter

Washington, D.C. Update Legal Victories Wildfires are Emergencies Joey/Bald Mountain Suit Dismissed Magistrate Rules on Collaboration Monument Litigation Continues WA Marbled Murrelet DNR and GNA Western Oregon Timber Salvage Hope on the Okanogan-Wentachee AFRC Welcomes Sun Mountain  

AFRC Letter to Washington Department of Natural Resources – Marbled Murrelet Long Term Conservation Strategy

AFRC crafted an open letter to the Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz and the Board of Natural Resources regarding the Marbled Murrelet Long-Term Conservation Strategy (MMLTCS) and “Alternative F.”  Our letter explains why Alternative F is not “reasonable” and thus should be dropped from further consideration in the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Magistrate Judge Smacks Down Enviros’ Arguments on Collaboration

Magistrate Judge Smacks Down Enviros’ Arguments on Collaboration   Portland, Ore. – Yesterday, Magistrate Judge Sullivan offered a strong rebuke of a dubious legal challenge to an important public safety project on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Northeast Oregon.   Judge Sullivan called out the plaintiffs’ – Greater Hells Canyon Council and Oregon Wild –  […]

Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Common Sense: Wildfires are Emergencies

  Portland, Ore. – Last week, the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of logic and common sense: massive wildfires on public lands are emergencies that often threaten lives, property, and natural resources.  The Court’s ruling backed a decision by the Forest Service to build a community protection line – a fuel break – to safeguard […]