Steens Travel Management Plan (ONDA v. McDaniel)
Case Number: Civ. No. 3:09-cv-369-PK
Filed on: 2009/04/10
This lawsuit challenges BLM's travel plan for Steens Mountain
, and seeks to protect the unique solitude and unfragmented sagebrush habitat of this iconic desert mountain. BLM's plan called for the "maintenance" of routes that were non-existent or overgrown while also failing to recognize and therefore give equal consideration to trails and routes used for non-motorized recreation. This case was filed to address these shortcomings in BLM's plan.
Louse Canyon Geographic Management Area (ONDA v. Freeborn)
Case Number: Civ. No. 3:06-cv-1311-MO/App. No. 11-35143
Filed on: 2006/09/04
This lawsuit challenges BLM's grazing plan
within one of two remaining sage-grouse strongholds left in North America. The geographic focus of the suit is the West Little Owyhee River country. Under their plan, the BLM proposes to build fence, pipelines and other range developments that could significantly impact sage grouse and other sensitive wildlife.
Horseshoe Meadow/Juniper Mountain (ONDA v. BLM)
Case Number: Civ. No. 2:10-cv-1331-SU
Filed on: 2010/10/26
This lawsuit challenges a BLM grazing plan that will adversely impact sage-grouse habitat and a citizen-proposed wilderness area on and around Juniper Mountain. Range surveys in the area by ONDA volunteers found significant impacts to a local spring and rangeland health which we hope to address through this effort.
Malheur National Forest Native Trout Habitat (ONDA v. Lohn)
Case Number: Civ. No. 3:06-cv-946-KI
Filed on: 2006/07/07
This lawsuit challenges NMFS and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biological opinions, which fail to protect steelhead and bull trout from the impacts of continued grazing on the Malheur National Forest. ONDA has prevailed in this case on three separate occasions and continues to monitor new plans issued by federal agencies to ensure the protection of native steelhead trout and other sensitive fish species.
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Steens Wind (ONDA v. Salazar)
Case Number: 3:12-cv-596-MO
Filed on: 2012/04/05
This legal action challenges BLM's approval of a proposal to build a transmission line and wind energy generation sites on Steens Mountain. ONDA and Audubon Society of Portland challenged plans to build an industrial-scale wind facility on Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon’s high desert. The lawsuit seeks to block development that would forever change one of Oregon's most treasured landscapes.
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