Greater Yellowstone Coalition; Jackson Hole Alliance Forresponsible Planning; American Buffalo Foundation;gallatin Wildlife Association; Defenders of Wildlife;david A. Ritchey, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Bruce Babbitt, Secretary, United States Department Ofinterior; Roger Kennedy, Director, National Park Service;michael Finley, Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park;daniel Glickman, Secretary, United States Department Ofagriculture; Jack Ward Thomas, Chief, United States Forestservice; Terry Medley, Administrator, Animal and Planthealth Inspection Service, Defendants-appellees,andstate of Montana; Marc Racicot, Governor of the State Ofmontana, Defendants-intervenors-appellees.intertribal Bison Cooperative; Defenders of Wildlife;greater Yellowstone Coalition; Jackson Holealliance for Responsible Planning;david A. Ritchey Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Bruce Babbitt, in His Official Capacity As Secretary of Theinterior, Denis Galvin, in His Official Capacity As Actingdeputy Director of the National Park Service; Michaelfinley, in His Official Capacity As Superintendent Ofyellowstone National Park; Michael Dombeck, in His Officialcapacity As Chief of the United States Forest Service;terry Medley, in His Official Capacity As Governor of Thestate of Montana; Laurence Peterson, in His Officialcapacity As Executive Officer of the Montana Department Oflivestock; State of Montana, Department of Livestock, a State Agency;patrick J. Graham, in His Official Capacity As Director Ofmontana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks;state of Montana, Department of Fish,wildlife and Parks,defendants-appellees, 175 F.3d 1149 (9th Cir. 1999)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 175 F.3d 1149 (9th Cir. 1999) Argued and Submitted April 13, 1999. Decided May 6, 1999

James S. Angell, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, Bozeman, Montana, for the plaintiffs-appellants.


Andrew Mergen, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for the defendants-appellees.

John E. Bloomquist, Doney, Crowley, Bloomquist & Uda, Helena, Montana, for the intervenors-appellees.

Appeals from the United States District Court for the District of Montana; Charles C. Lovell, District Judge, Presiding. D.C. No. CV-96-00082-CCL.

Before: PREGERSON and THOMPSON, Circuit Judges, and KELLEHER,1  Senior District Judge.

ORDER

We affirm for reasons set forth in the district court's well-reasoned opinion and order reported at Intertribal Bison Cooperative, et al., v. Babbitt, 25 F. Supp. 2d 1135 (D. Mont. 1998).

SO ORDERED.

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The Honorable Robert J. Kelleher, Senior United States District Judge for the Central District of California, sitting by designation