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Federal judge sides with Forest Service in Crazy Mountains access lawsuit

U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Cavan says the sporting and conservation groups that sued the Custer Gallatin National Forest have failed to identify a “discrete agency action the Forest Service was required to take” in its handling of disputed historic trails in the Crazy Mountains. Although not final — a more senior judge will issue a final decision — Cavan’s order marks a major development in a three-year saga over the management of four historic trails.