Lawsuit against Huron-Manistee National Forests dismissed

ADILLAC — A lawsuit in which the plaintiff sought a ban on gun-hunting and snowmobiling within certain areas on the Huron-Manistee National Forests hs been disnissed by a federal district judge in Detroit.

The Honorable Gerald F Rosen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division. issued an order May 30 dismissing the case with prejudice after receiving a stipulation of dismissal from the Plaintiff, Mr. Kurt J. Meister of Plymouth, MI and the Defendants, represented by the U.S. Department of Justice. The lawsuit named as defendants the U.S. Dapartment of Agriculture and the Forest Service.

The dismissal allows the Forest Service to implement the amendment to the Land and Resource Management Plan as described in the Record of Decision for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement signed in January 2012.

Documents related to the lawsuit, Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision; and administrative appeals of that decision can be found on the website of the Huron-Manisee National Forests: