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Environmental Appeals and Litigation


This site contains information about the Forest Service's environmental appeals and litigation. An appeal is a formal request to a higher agency authority for review of an environmental decision. The public's rights and responsibilities to file an appeal are defined in specific appeal regulations. Usually, all administrative processes must be exhausted before a person can bring a court action (litigation) associated with an environmental planning decision.

Chief's Direction - Adverse Ruling in Sequoia ForestKeeper v. Tidwell - (pdf - 20k)

Forest Service Environmental Appeals Page (all FS)

Forest Service National Objections Page (all FS)

WO EMC Litigation Page (under construction)

Forest Service National Headquarters Appeal Decisions Archive Pages (up to 2008)

WO EMC Appeal Filing Contact Information

March 5, 2014 Chief's Letter - Legislation Affecting Notice, Comment, and Appeal of Categorical Exclusions - (pdf - 91k)


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