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Feds lock up a forest — and lock the public out of the process

Granat v. United States Department of Agriculture


Contact: Damien Schiff

Status: Plaintiffs appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 5, 2017.
 
Summary:
The Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s implementation of the 2005 Travel Management Rule has resulted in hundreds of miles of lost trail access to the forest for motorized vehicle users, including handicapped users who have no other practical way of accessing many parts of the forest.  The Rule was implemented without adequate consideration of either environmental impacts or the human costs associated with significantly reduced access to federal land, in violation of federal law.

Representing affected individuals, recreational associations, and local government entities, PLF is challenging the U.S. Forest Service’s implementation of the Travel Management Rule in Plumas National Forest.  The Service violated a number of federal laws, including the National Environmental Policy Acts requirements to consider an adequate range of alternatives, analyze impacts to the human environment, and allow adequate public participation.

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