The Idaho Wool Growers Association (IWGA), along with individual ranchers in that state, has filed suit against the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The claim disputes a 2010 decision by officials in Idaho’s Payette National Forest (PNF) to cut sheep grazing allotments on the forest by roughly 70 percent.
The ongoing legal battle between a Washington rancher and that state’s water regulatory agency is now headed to the state Supreme Court in a case that may profoundly affect the level of authority wielded by such agencies, potentially throughout the west.
Two massive fires raging for more than a week in the sagebrush ranges of southeast Oregon are finally being brought to heel, according to officials at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). However, restoring the damaged ranges, say officials, may take years.
In a ruling issued June 13, Boise-based U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill determined that a three-year phase out of sheep grazing on Idaho’s Payette National Forest (PNF) will continue this year, overturning an earlier decision by USDA’s Forest Service to delay the process for at least another year.
An outbreak of trichomoniasis in central Montana has producers, local veterinarians, and officials with the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) working rapidly to contain the disease and lessen the impact to area ranchers.
Ranchers grazing Oregon’s Malheur National Forest (MNF) may see a reduction in grazing restrictions and early removals this season resulting from a long awaited biological bi-op (biop) issued earlier this month by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
A bill that would have allowed Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) officials the legal latitude necessary to control problem wolves failed to make it to the Senate floor prior to the March 5 adjournment of their most recent session,...
Under a plan implemented in 2010, officials on the Payette National Forest (PNF) in central Idaho proposed to reduce sheep grazing on the forest, abandoning entire allotments, in an effort to protect resident populations of bighorn sheep.
Recent changes to the design of the National Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility (NBAF) currently under construction on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, KS, reduce the risk of an accidental pathogen release to near zero, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assessment released March 2.