Lawsuit looks to force separation of Medicine Bow bighorns, domestic sheep

Billings Gazette; 4/7/2012
Excerpt:   “
CASPER, Wyo. — An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to force the U.S. Forest Service to separate domesticated sheep from a small herd of wild bighorn sheep in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court by the Laramie-based Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, renews an eight-year-old fight over whether special protection should be provided for the 50 or so bighorn sheep in the Sierra Madre Range near Encampment.
If that happens, opponents of the suit say, sheep herding will be all but wiped out in the area.    ….”
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