I don’t purport to track such things empirically, but last month seemed a particularly good one for the Forest Service in court. As blogged previously here, the Ninth Circuit sustained some post-fire logging near Lake Tahoe. The FS also won a 9th circuit decision up-holding some small tree thinning in Montana. Add two victories in travel management plan cases — one up-holding road closures in a suit brought by miners and the other refusing to compel the FS to expand its roads analysis beyond the FS’s primary goal of regulating off-road travel.
Is this the harbinger of a new trend?