Forest Resources Committee Report
220 FOREST RESOURCES 2009 Annual Report1 I. DEVELOPMENTS IN FEDERAL LITIGATION A. National Forest Roadless Area Management For the third straight year, competing Clinton and Bush administration roadless area management rules remain in litigation. On August 5, 2009, a Ninth Circuit panel reinstated the Roadless Area Conservation Rule (Clinton rule), affirming a district court opinion finding, inter alia, that the State Petitions for Inventoried Roadless Area Management (Bush rule) violated the...