Case Conclusion Date:January 18, 2012
Outcome:Complete win for Audubon, the court ordered the records to be released
Description:Lead counsel in FOIA case of first impression interpreting a provision of the Farm Bill of 2008. The NRCS had refused to release information regarding the northern spotted owl Safe Harbor Agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and NRCS by claiming that it was “agricultural” in nature and thus exempt from release under a provision of the Farm Bill.