Rec Groups Join Suit Over Idaho Forest Trails

Law360, New York (May 5, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A federal judge allowed three recreational groups to intervene Thursday in a lawsuit challenging a U.S. Forest Service plan for motorized vehicle trails in Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest, following the guidance of a Ninth Circuit ruling throwing out the so-called federal defendant rule.

In February 2009, U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge denied a request by the Magic Valley Trail Machine Association, Idaho Recreation Council and BlueRibbon Coalition to intervene on the side of the U.S., which is being sued by two environmental groups over the...
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