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Friday, August 24,2012

Washington water case heads to state supreme court

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
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.

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Friday, July 20,2012

Fires create two-year grazing delay

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
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.

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Friday, June 22,2012

Judge overturns Idaho sheep grazing decision

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
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.

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Friday, May 25,2012

Foothill abortion vaccine awaits approval

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
With expenses and the cost of maintaining a ranch constantly on the rise, obtaining a calf from every mother cow becomes increasingly important to an operation’s bottom line.

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Friday, May 4,2012

Regulation changes not to blame for Montana trich outbreak

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
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.

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Friday, April 20,2012

Restrictions may be eased for Oregon forest grazers

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
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).

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Friday, March 23,2012

Oregon Legislature kills wolf bill, retains compensation program

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
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,...

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Friday, March 16,2012

Idaho sheep grazing reduction on hold

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
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.

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Friday, March 9,2012

Disease research lab moves; risk of outbreak low

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
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.

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Friday, February 3,2012

First wolf enters California amid management concerns

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Following a month´s long sojourn across Oregon, the wolf designated OR-7 by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials has become the first verified member of the species to enter California in nearly 90 years.

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