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Land Agency Sued Over Expanded Grazing Along San Pedro River (1)

April 8, 2020, 5:59 PMUpdated: April 8, 2020, 7:43 PM

The Bureau of Land Management’s decision to authorize and expand livestock grazing and vegetation treatments in a conservation area along the San Pedro River will harm local wildlife and undermine conservation, according to a new lawsuit in an Arizona federal court.

BLM’s resource management plan (RMP) for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area goes against the conservation requirements of the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, environmental groups say in their lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. BLM also violated the National Environmental Policy Act by failing...

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