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U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Devastating Decision to Forest Wildlife Habitat

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U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Devastating Decision to Forest Wildlife Habitat

The Ruffed Grouse Society applauds the U.S. Supreme Court in its decision to reverse a 9th Circuit Court ruling to further regulate forest management — a judgment that was potentially devastating to forest wildlife habitat.

The reversal makes a strong statement against additional and unnecessary permitting of forest management practices and is good news for forest wildlife.

In 2010, the 9th Circuit Court in California ruled that rainwater runoff from forest roads caused by timber harvest and other forest management activities was an “industrial pollutant”, and therefore subject to permitting regulations under the Clean Water Act authorized by the Environmental Protection Agency.

This overturned 35 years of existing harvesting practices and regulatory interpretation.

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