Libby Sturgeon Biological Opinion Court Documents



In 2007, CBD filed an amended complaint challenging USFWS's 2006 BiOp for Libby Dam operations for listed Kootenai white sturgeon, asking for re-consultation and finalization of the critical habitat designation.

In 2008, the parties (CBD, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the State of Montana, USFWS and the Corps, as well as BPA) reached a settlement and submitted it to U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy for approval.

On Sept. 11, 2008, Judge Molloy dismissed the case without predjudice.


09-11-08 | Court order dismissing case without predjudice
09-02-08 | Stipulated settlement
09-02-08 | Joint press release on historic agreement to help save the Kootenai River white sturgeon
06-05-08 | Joint status report to the Court
09-20-07 | CBD motion for leave to file amended complaint