Today (10/14/09) Chief Judge Lynn B. Winmill of the Federal District Court for Idaho ruled in favor of Western Watersheds Project and WWP’s two co-plaintiffs, the Hells Canyon Preservation Council and the Wilderness Society, and halted domestic sheep grazing on the Bureau of Land Management’s Partridge Creek sheep grazing allotment east of Riggins, Idaho.
Judge Winmill’s ruling marks the first successful effort to protect Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep from disease spread by domestic sheep grazing on Bureau of Land Management administered public lands.
NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that the motion for TRO filed in Civ. No. 07-151-E-BLW (docket no. 148) is deemed filed in this case and GRANTED and that grazing on the Partridge Creek allotment is enjoined.