FWS finally acknowledges its illegal caribou listing

May 07, 2014 | By JONATHAN WOOD

At long last, and after multiple rounds of litigation, the Service has withdrawn and replaced the listing of the Southern Selkirk Mountain population of caribou, a species that includes reindeer I hope Santa has a good ESA lawyer!. As a consequence of today’s decision, the listed population will be broadened and downlisted from endangered to ...


President's weekly report — March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014 | By ROB RIVETT

Property Rights — Supreme Court Victory! The United States Supreme Court handed down an 8 – 1 victory in Brandt v. United States, a case brought and argued by our allies at Mountain States Legal Foundation.  As explained more in our blog here and in our amicus brief,  Brandt involved an attempt by the United States … ...


PLF files suit over caribou petition, the sequel

March 14, 2014 | By JONATHAN WOOD

PLF attorneys, once again, filed a federal lawsuit in Idaho today because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to properly respond to a petition that asks the agency to remove the Southern Selkirk Mountain Caribou Population from the endangered species list. The Endangered Species Act requires the Service to respond to petitions in two stages ...


Government says delisting Selkirk caribou may be warranted

December 18, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

Today we learned that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will issue a positive initial finding on our petition to remove the Southern Selkirk Mountain Caribou Population from the endangered species list.  We filed our petition in May.  It argues that the Selkirk caribou population, which sometimes roams in the Idaho panhandle and the northeastern ...


Coverage of PLF's Selkirk caribou delisting petition


Over the last week several outlets have covered Pacific Legal Foundation’s effort to delist the Selkirk caribou population from the list of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. These outlets include the Idaho Statesman, the Spokesman-Review, and the Capital Press. … ...