Sawtooth — North Sheep 2009

Sawtooth — North Sheep 2009

Current Status:

Case Title:
WWP v. Forest Service, 05-cv-189 (D. Idaho)

Staff attorney(s):
Laurie Rule


Western Watersheds Project

To Protect:

Bighorn Sheep
Bull Trout
Greater Sage Grouse
Salmon and steelhead


Case Information:

Opening summary judgment brief filed June 25, 2010 in the Sawtooth–North Sheep case alleges that the Forest Service failed to take a “hard look” at sheep grazing impacts on several Sawtooth National Forest allotments, particularly on sensitive wildlife including fish and sage grouse.  Even though we won a prior court order requiring analysis of grazing impacts and better grazing management alternatives, the Forest Service did not heed those requirements, so we have to go back to court again!

A hearing was held on September 29, 2010 and now the parties await a decision from the Court.