Western Watersheds new Montana office goes to work on another lawsuit-

Environmentalists, outfitters file suit to end grazing in Upper Missouri River Breaks. By Matthew Brown. Associated Press

Note that earlier they filed to let Yellowstone bison use national forests outside of Yellowstone. This lawsuit was assigned to Judge Molloy. The bison lawsuit went to another Montana federal judge.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

9 Responses to Environmentalists, outfitters file suit to end grazing in Upper Missouri River Breaks

  1. avatar ProWolf in WY says:

    I hope they succeed.

  2. avatar william huard says:

    The times are changing- you can feel it.

  3. avatar jerryB says:

    For the first time in 100 years, the livestock industry is forced to play “defense”. This is great and you’re right….”times are changing”. WWP has them wondering..”who the hell are these guys?”

  4. avatar william huard says:

    legal expertise, truth and the facts are a good combination.

  5. avatar Elk275 says:

    Anything to do with the “new” outfitting business, I am cautious.

  6. avatar Robert Hoskins says:

    The best offense is a good offense. Kudos to WWP-Montana for both this lawsuit and the bison lawsuit. Tom and Summer are very busy people.

    RH

  7. avatar Ryan says:

    This will be interesting to see the outcome of. Is there any land Maggots in that location?

  8. avatar hilljack says:

    Some of those ranchers are probably doing a great job and possibly improving areas but it only takes a few who don’t care about the land to do large amounts of damage and ruin it for others. Maybe they should try cutting the numbers first and see how that does.

  9. avatar ProWolf in WY says:

    Anything to do with the “new” outfitting business, I am cautious.

    I would also be cautious Elk.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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