Forest Serv. Sued Over Off-Road Vehicle Designation

Law360, New York (September 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two environmental groups have hit the U.S. Forest Service with a lawsuit over its decision to designate nearly 1,200 miles of roads for motorized recreation use on the Minidoka Ranger District of the Sawtooth National Forest in Idaho.

The complaint, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, alleges that the Forest Service violated procedural and substantive duties critical to the protection of the environment.

“The Forest Service unlawfully circumvented public participation rights essential to a fair and fully informed decision-making process,...
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