Notice the PLC is called "conservative" while the Pacific Rivers Council has no such modifier.
Also note 9th Circuit said the 2004 plan allowed for increased grazing. That must be an error on the courts part. I've been following this stuff for 40 years now and I've never seen a FS plan that called for an increase in grazing!
Then there's this:
When presidents have changed, so have the Sierra Nevada forest plans. The Clinton administration issued one Sierra Nevada plan in January 2001, about a week before President Bill Clinton left office. The President George W. Bush administration then scrapped that plan, and issued another in 2004.
But I thought this was all based on science. Does the science change every 4 or 8 years? Nope. These federalized lands are managed by politicians...both in Congress and the higher echelons of the land management agencies. And oh yes, by the politically well-connected lawyers who sit on the various courts.