No. 06-4062.

528 F.3d 712 (2008)

State Of UTAH, by and through its DIVISION OF FORESTRY, FIRE & STATE LANDS, Plaintiff-Appellee, Utah Lake Users; National Audubon Society; Great Salt Lake Audubon, Utah Council of Trout Unlimited; Sam Rushforth; Glenn Foreman, Plaintiffs-Intervenors-Appellees, v. UNITED STATES of America; Department of the Interior, BLM; United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation; Eluid Martinez, in his official capacity as Commissioner; U.S. Army Corp of Engineers; Brooks Carter, in his official capacity as Chief, Utah Regulatory Office; Richard W. Davis; Col. Dorothy F. Klasse, in her official capacity as District Engineer; Carol M. Lee; Carol J. Lee; Alton M. Lee; A. Maughn Lee; Don F. Ensign; John M. Hailes, Pauline P. Hailes; Susan L. Bastian, Dick E. Bastian, Havergal Green, a Limited Partnership; Phyllis Ensign; Donna C. Jacobson; Phillip R. Green; Rodger D. Grange; Rhonda L. Grange; Charles Garner; Alma L. Earl; Robert C. Beverly; Carol Beverly; Nathan B. Johnson; Donna S. Johnson; Joann G. Jones; Reva Smith; A. Doyle Smith; Colleen P. Ohran; Venice C. Gammon, Trustee of the Venice C. Gammon Revocable Trust; J. Rulon Gammon, Trustee of the J. Rulon Gammon Revocable Trust; Pauline G. Pugh; Fowers Fruit Ranch; Mary B. Herbert; James S. Evans; Floyd H. Evans; Peggy F. Bishop; Lisa Dombrosky; Daniel R. Bishop; Carolyn Everett; Roy B. Monk, Trustee of the Monk Family Trust; Williamson Farms; Kingsbury Wildlife Farms; The Great Stock Company Of Vast International Import; Jerald L. Cross; Laurie Cross; Beth W. Clegg; Robert H. Herbert; Gray Lowery; Mac Carter; Nancy Carter; Gaylen W. Brown; Norma S. Smith; Waldo Company; White Eagle Farms; Valum And Vataval; Harbour Links Association; Keith Y. Barney; Isabelle J. Barney; Geneva Steel; Steve Bunker; Allen C. Christensen; Wayne A. Christensen; Darrel L. Clegg; Darrel Lewis Clegg; Allen C. Cox; Crandall Properties; Durrant, Winnifred H. Family Limited Partnership; Donald P. Ensign; Susan S. Evans; Merlene S. Evans, Don Green; Howard F. Hatch; George M. Hinckley; Nita J. Hinckley; Daniel Milton Holdaway; Keith R. Holdway; Joni V. Holdaway; J L.C., a Utah Limited Liability Company; Robert G. Jacobson; Edward D. Johnson; Wanda L. Johnson; Evan Johnson; Dorthy H. Scott; Verlon Terry Scott; Leonard C. Simpson; Swanny L. Simpson; Ersel O. Steele; E. Leon Stubbs; Bonnie J. Stubbs; Peter S. Uluave; Sheryl D. Uluave; Dan R. Williams; Karen W. Williams; Dean S. Willies; Leatrice M. Willies; Claudia Wright; David Wright; Janet B. Youd, Dixie B. Fenn; Beverly D. Davis; B. Niel Christensen, Landowner; Beth Holdway, Landowner; Federal DFTS., Federal Dfts. consists of USA, DOI/BLM, RECLAM, Eluid Martinez, U.S. Army Corp of Eng(T), Dorothy F. Klasse(T), Brooks Carter(T), and Sally Wisely; Landowner DFTS; Sally E. Wisely, Utah State Director of the Bureau of Land Management, DOI, Defendants, and Clinger Family Partnership, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

June 4, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

M. Dayle Jeffs, Jeffs & Jeffs, P.C., Provo, UT, for the Defendant-Appellant Clinger Family Partnership.

Michael S. Johnson, Assistant Utah Attorney General (J. Mark Ward, Assistant Utah Attorney General, and Mark L. Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General, with him on the brief), Salt Lake City, UT, for the Plaintiff-Appellee the State of Utah by and through its Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands.

W. Cullen Battle, Fabian & Clendenin, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Joro Walker, Western Resource Advocates, Salt Lake City, UT, for Plaintiffs-Intervenors-Appellees National Audubon, et al.

Before HENRY, Chief Judge, and KELLY and LUCERO, Circuit Judges.

HENRY, Chief Judge.

The State of Utah, by and through its Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands (Utah), filed this quiet title action against the United States and private landowners pursuant to the Federal Quiet Title Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2409(a), and state law. Utah asserted title to the lakebed of Utah Lake, a navigable body of freshwater west of Provo that covers 150 square miles. See Utah Div. of State Lands v. United States, 482...

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