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New Decision - 10th Circuit Reverses Wyoming Court on Roadless Rule

Posted by nationalforestlawblog on October 24, 2011 at 11:15 AM

The 10th Circuit, in a 120 page decision late last week, reversed the Wyoming district court and reinstated the 2001 Roadless Rule.  The appellate court said that the district court abused its discretion in issued a nationwide injunction.  The Court rejected Wyoming's arguments under the Wilderness Act holding that inventoried roadless areas "governed by the Roadless Rule are not de factor administrative wilderness areas".  It also went on to reject Wyoming's NEPA, NFMA and Organic Act/MUSYA claims.  Wyoming has not announced whether it will file a cert request with the US Supreme Court. 

The Christian Science Monitor has this article about the case, posing the question:  Forest 'roadless rule': environmental victory or US job-killer?

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Reply sushant
01:18 AM on June 26, 2012 
We are back at home, after an adventurous and novel experience trekking in the forests around Jim Corbett National Park, and still recounting the stories of our trip.
A big thank you to Wood Castle Spa & Resort Staff for the warmth and personalized care you extended to all of us; it made the trip very special . Arrangements of place of stay, food, itinerary and thumbs up to you in terms of understanding our needs in particular.
This is a first rate resort. Everything is taken care of and they add that human touch which makes any holiday experience a little more fulfilling. Our bookings were taken care off by their Delhi Office the same day we requested the reservation. Corbett is a 5 hour drive from Delhi and Wood Castle is about 8 kms from Ramnagar, the last proper town before the National Park.
The rooms are basic but have all the modern amenities. We requested rooms that opened out to the central lawns and got our wish. Out of the 64 beautifully designed rooms that they have, about 20 are located around the central lawn and the rest are on the path leading to the lawn. The swimming pool is of good size. The children's pool flows into the main pool which we found very convenient. Spa is located right next to the pool.
The one facility which consistently impressed us was the Restaurant. Ours was an all inclusive plan and eating all Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners in the same place can sometimes get boring but one has to admit that was not the case. They offered variety every time and the quality was always top notch. They offered child menu for our 2 year old and even cooked food outside the buffet and child menu to our exact specifications. The soups were particularly good on all occasions.
The hotel arranged for the Safari and Angling excursions. The fishing guide who accompanied us to Ramganga river was particularly knowledgeable and knew the exact spots and baits for different fishes. We caught about 6 mahaseers but had to release them back in the water since permits in Corbett are given only for "Catch and Release". The open jeep jungle safari was good fun although we failed to sight the tiger even in the 6-9 am slot.
Evenings used to come alive with projector set up in the lawn showing wild life documentaries. On one occasion the dinner buffet was organized in the lawn's open setting. Kosi river flows right next to the resort and makes for an excellent evening relaxation spot.
On all counts, this resort comes up trumps. Definitely going back sometime soon So that is the review of our trip and our happy experience with you.
Reply vijay
01:21 AM on June 26, 2012 
Luxury Resort in Jim Corbett Park
Corbett National Park is famous for its its unique location all over the world. Tourists just enjoy spending their time amidst the scenic natural beauty, beauty of Kosi River and the panoramic view of the valleys of Himalayas.
Luxury resorts of Corbett satisfy the requirement of the tourists who enjoys spending their vacation amidst the wild life of the Corbett but they can?t compromise on the issue of accommodation. They just want to stay in the luxurious accommodation. It is said that the standard of the luxury resorts of Corbett match with the standard of international level accommodation. Here the tourists can enjoy a large number of facilities apart from mouth watering delicious food. Here you can also enjoy the facilities of swimming pools and ethnic Indian herbal spas.
In the luxurious Resorts In Corbett, a tourist can enjoy his or her stay in the spacious and well decorated room. The staffs of these resorts are well trained and they are serviceable. You will have an awesome period during your stay in the luxurious resorts of Corbett. In most of the luxurious resorts in Corbett, you can also enjoy wild life movie show in the evening.
Jim Corbett National park is the favorite tourist destination especially for the people who want to to observe the life of wild animals in their natural habitats. We visit Corbett in May & stayed at Wood Castle Spa & resort. We have some unforgettable moments of our life time. Here you will get the feeling of mesmerizing world and you will forget each and every disturbance of your city life.
Wood Castle Resort is located at a distance of almost 10 minutes from the entrance gate of the Corbett National Park. Wood Castle Spa & Resort in Corbett is famous for its high standard services. The interior of the rooms are unique. In the lawn of the resorts there are numbers of mango trees which can be easily viewed by the main building of this famous resort. There are 64 spacious and beautifully decorated rooms. Each of the rooms of this resort has large balcony and attached bathrooms. You will enjoy your comfortable stay at this resort along with the mouth watering dishes in the multi cuisine restaurant of this resort.
Wood Castle Spa & Resort is a luxurious and eco-friendly jungle resort spread over 8 acres of lush green grassland with large number of mango trees, rich flora, exotic mixed shrubs which add on to the lively picture of nature's blessing 'Wood Castle'.
The resort lies in the foot hills of Shivalik Ranges with deep forest of Corbett National Park on one side and Kosi river, breaking the silence of calmness of the night on the other. The resort offers best ambience, facilities and services. Above all professionally trained and responsible staff with personalized service manages it.