The WRLC will be representing the Public Lands Council in a case where environmental groups have challenged Bureau of Land Management range, mineral development and vegetation treatment decisions in Idaho and Nevada. The environmental groups claim that the BLM has failed to  adequately consider the impact of these decisions on sage grouse habitat.    

“The Bureau of Land Management is tasked with meeting its responsibilities to wildlife while still supporting ranching,” says Jeff Eisenberg, executive director of PLC. “Their decisions on the sage grouse habitat reflect that dual priority. If these decisions are overturned, it could harm Western ranchers and their ability to raise cattle for our nation.”