Cattle Grazing Not Causing Trout Decline, Ore. Judge Says

Law360, New York (October 4, 2017, 4:35 PM EDT) -- An Oregon magistrate judge on Tuesday came down in favor of the U.S. Forest Service and livestock owners in a suit brought against them by environmental groups alleging a policy allowing cattle to graze alongside a trout habitat reduced the population to just 100 fish, saying there’s no evidence the grazing has caused a decline in fish numbers.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak recommended in a findings brief that the district court reject the Oregon Natural Desert Association and the Center for Biological Diversity’s motion for...
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