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Bighorn sheep gain ground in grazing lawsuit

A bighorn sheep ram curls its lips to collect more sensory information as it seeks receptive ewes during the late November-December breeding season in Montana. (Jaime Johnson)
A bighorn sheep ram curls its lips to collect more sensory information as it seeks receptive ewes during the late November-December breeding season in Montana. (Jaime Johnson)

PUBLIC LANDS -- Good news for bighorn sheep, which have been squeezed and put at risk even on public lands in Idaho.

Judge upholds USFS's plan to reduce grazing to save bighorn
On Tuesday, Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge A. Wallace Tashima, sitting by designation for the District of Idaho, issued a decision that upholds the U.S. Forest Service's plan to reduce grazing by 70 percent in the Payette National Forest in Idaho to protect bighorn sheep from contracting diseases from domestic sheep.
-- Idaho Statesman 




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