July 13, 2020
FILE - In this March 10, 2010, file photo, provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is a female bi-state sage grouse in Nevada. A federal judge has upheld U.S. Forest Service authority to keep a 250-mile motorcycle race out of sage grouse habitat in Nevada's high desert. Judge Miranda Du in Reno rejected a lawsuit by off-road vehicle enthusiasts who argued the agency illegally short-circuited the environmental review process. They had challenged rules barring off-road travel within 4-mile buffers around bi-state grouse breeding groups between March 1 and June 30 along the California-Nevada line.