The Perkins Coie law firm Boise office environmental/natural resource attorneys have volunteered to provide some “pro bono” training and advice without charge through the Society of American Foresters Snake River Chapter, to assist forest collaborative groups in Idaho and neighboring states. The following are examples of the topics related to federal public lands law that Perkins Coie may provide training and advice about upon request:
- NEPA: Understanding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and legal requirements.
- NFMA: Working with the Forest Service National Forest Management Act (NFMA) planning and decision making process and requirements.
- FACA: Understanding the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) legal requirements.
- Other: Understanding other statutes, regulations, and case law relative to Forest Service decision making and federal natural resource management.
- Court Process: Understanding the court process and how collaborative groups can participate or contribute to defensible agency decisions.
Idaho forest collaborative groups interested in this type of assistance from a Perkins Coie attorney should fill out the application form below to request assistance or contact an Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership member for additional information.
Perkins Coie pro bono work will not extend to representation or advice in pending litigation or other legal proceedings.