Industry Files Appeal on Payette Decision
May 23, 2014

The American Sheep Industry Association this week joined the Idaho Wool Growers Association, Public Lands Council, Wyoming Wool Growers Association, Colorado Wool Growers Association, Carlson Company, Inc. and Shirts Brothers Sheep in filing a Notice of Appeal to the March 25 decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision being appealed reduces domestic sheep grazing on the Payette National Forest by about 70 percent to protect bighorn sheep. Concerns for producers who currently graze sheep on Payette land - along with concerns about the potential of future reductions on other Forest Service lands - led to the decision to file the appeal.