The Forest Service is defending a federal judge's decision last month that recommended the dismissal of a 2019 lawsuit by hunting and angling groups that accused the agency of failing to protect access to a section of Montana's Crazy Mountains.
The coalition of sporting groups, represented by the Western Environmental Law Center, earlier this month formally submitted objections to the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana against Magistrate Judge Timothy Cavan's February decision.
The Western Environmental Law Center once again argued against Cavan's decision (Greenwire, Feb. 23). The objection stated that Cavan's recommendation recommendation should be reversed because the groups insist the Forest Service's actions violated the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Forest Management Act.
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