Suit seeks to stop grazing along upper Missouri
November 25, 2009
MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer BILLINGS (AP)
A push to end grazing along a 150-mile stretch of the Missouri River would bar about 10,000 cattle from federal lands in central Montana so that the river valley can be restored to more natural conditions. An Idahobased environmental group and two Fort Benton canoe outfitters filed a federal lawsuit Friday seeking to revoke grazing permits in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument and force an environmental review by the federal Bureau of Land Management. The 586-square-mile monument was created in 2001 by then-President Bill Cl...