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August 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Quinault Indian Nation Forestry Plan Decision

In a commonsense ruling, the Washington Court of Appeals held that state land management agencies must fully protect dynamic rivers, streams, and riparian areas from commercial logging by following the clear language of the Forest Practices Board Manual delineating river migration zones and stream-side protections.

August 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Montanore Mine Water Quality

This case challenges the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s issuance of a water pollution discharge permit for the Montanore Mine, a massive copper and silver mining project proposed by the Montanore Minerals Corp. (“MMC”) in the Cabinet Mountains of northwest Montana. The proposed mine would tunnel beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area of the Kootenai National Forest, which boasts some of the purest waters in the lower-48 and harbors vital populations of bull trout—a threatened species protected by the Endangered Species Act—and other native fish.

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