Secretive Agency Forced to Review Grazing Impacts on 100,000 Acres in Yellowstone Ecosystem

In response to a lawsuit filed by the Center and Western Watersheds Project, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has agreed to review the impact of its Sheep Experiment Station on bighorn sheep, antelope, lynx, wolves, grizzly bears, and other sensitive species. The secretive station on the Idaho-Montana border grazes thousands of sheep on over 100,000 acres of public land where it conducts predator-control measures such as steel leghold traps, strangulation snares, aerial gunning, and poisoning, while refusing to abide by environmental laws or mitigate the environmental impact.

Read about it in the
Jackson Hole Star-Tribune.

From Endangered Earth - Online, No. 397