Governor Gianforte Leads Western Governors in Opposition to BLM’s Efforts To Change Grazing Policies
The governors’ request comes after multiple attempts to collaborate with the Biden administration on proposed rule changes and processes.
Led by Governor Gianforte, additional signatories to the letter include Governors Brad Little (ID), Joe Lombardo (NV), Spencer Cox (UT), and Mark Gordon (WY).
The governors’ letter to Stone-Manning may be viewed here.
View the press release here, from State of Montana
North American wolverine receives federal protection as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act
The Service seeks public comment on an interim 4(d) rule promoting measures tailored to the wolverine’s conservation needs.
The State of Idaho comments to the USFWS on the 4(d) rule Click HERE to read the comments
Idaho-U.S. water rights fight gets district court hearing
A district court judge in Boise was set to hear a case last Tuesday morning regarding the question of whether federal land agencies can retain water rights on public land in Idaho for livestock to drink, even if the agencies don’t own the cattle.
The case stems from a 30-year process of sorting out water rights in the Snake River Basin, which ended in 2014.
View the story here, from Boise Public Radio
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