Environmental groups are keeping their own and government lawyers busy.
Cascadia Wildlands and other groups recently announced an intention to sue the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management over the bull trout.
The groups say the land agencies need a "timeout" to consider how projects on the lands they manage would affect the threatened trout.
The same groups already threatened to sue wildlife managers for failing to come up with a recovery plan for the fish.
We hear the arguments in favor of trout protection.