Sawtooth North Sheep Allotments

Sawtooth North Sheep Allotments

Current Status:

Case Title:
WWP & Dr. Randall Hermann v. US Forest Service, 05-cv-189 (D. Idaho)

Staff attorney(s):
Laurie Rule


Western Watersheds Project

To Protect:

Bighorn Sheep
Bull Trout
Salmon and steelhead

Date won/settled:
February 7, 2006


Case Information:

In response to our victory in the SNRA wolves case, Forest Service prepared an EIS for new grazing management on North Sheep, Smiley Creek, and other allotments in the Sawtooth National Forest of central Idaho, which are home to wolves, bighorn sheep, and endangered salmon and other fish.  These allotments are grazed by domestic sheep, which harm the streams, high altitude soils and vegetation, and cause conflicts with wolves.  The Court ruled for us that the Forest Service failed to study these impacts and alternatives adequately, as required by NEPA; and remanded for a new analysis.

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