Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
James H. Goetz (argued), Bozeman, Mont., for appellants.
Eva R. Datz (argued), Kent Frizzell, Asst. Atty. Gen., Land & Natural Resources Div., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., Otis Packwood, U. S. Atty., Billings, Mont., R. E. Murray, Asst. U. S. Atty., Butte, Mont., Gerald Fish, Jacques B. Gelin, Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., for appellees.
Richard V. Wicka, Asst. Gen. Counsel (argued), Burlington Northern Railroad, St. Paul, Minn., Cale Crowley (argued), Crowley, Kilbourne, Haughey, Hanson & Gallagher, Billings, Mont., Kendrick Smith, Corette, Smith & Dean, Butte, Mont., for intervening defendants-appellees.
Before DUNIWAY and GOODWIN, Circuit Judges, and WOLLENBERG, District Judge.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
ALFRED T. GOODWIN, Circuit Judge:
National Forest Preservation Group (NFPG) challenges on procedural and substantive grounds the decision of the Forest Service to exchange certain government land for lands of the intervenor, Burlington Northern.
The lands are in southwest Montana. The United States agreed, in three separate transactions, to exchange lands within the Gallatin National Forest for lands within and adjacent to the Forest and within Yellowstone...
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