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Western Watersheds Project v. U.S. Sheep Experiment Station

ELR Case

A magistrate judge granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to USDA's decision to allow sheep used for its research service to graze in the Centennial Mountains. Environmental...

H.R. 2081

ELR Congressional Update

85 FR 82432

ELR Federal Agency Update

Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center v. Stanislaus National Forest

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the U.S. Forest Service's cattle grazing program for three livestock allotments in Stanislaus National Forest. Environmental groups argued the program caused...

California Cattlemen's Ass'n v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

ELR Case

A district court denied motions to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the federal designation of over 1.8 million acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains as critical habitat for three amphibian species. Associations representing California...

Idaho Wool Growers v. Vilsack

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld the U.S. Forest Service's decision to close to domestic sheep grazing approximately 70% of allotments on which grazing had been permitted in the Payette National Forest in Idaho. The Forest Service's decision...

Livestock Production, Climate Change, and Human Health: Closing the Awareness Gap

ELR Article

Livestock should be removed from public lands for myriad reasons. Eliminating what is now extensive grazing by ruminants would cut methane emissions, with attendant benefits for climate mitigation. Removing livestock from public lands...

San Diego Cattlemen's Cooperative Ass'n v. Vilsack

ELR Case

A district court dismissed several claims a group of cattle ranchers filed against USDA and DOI concerning actions taken to protect the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse, an endangered species. Following the listing of the species in 2014...

Western Watersheds Project v. United States Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court held that BLM failed to adequately explain and support its decision to allow grazing on Sonoran Desert National Monument lands north of Interstate Highway 8 in violation of NEPA. Specifically, the court ruled that BLM's...