Nez Perce National Forest will write a new EIS to reconsider sheep grazing in the Salmon River Canyon.
The Allison-Berg Allotment, which lies east of Riggins, is in occupied bighorn sheep habitat where disease is a real concern. It appears that the Nez Perce Forest may follow the Payette National Forest’s lead on how to deal with domestic sheep allotments in bighorn sheep habitat.
The allotment has not been used since a federal judge ruled in favor of protecting bighorn sheep in 2007.
Officials to reconsider sheep grazing
Lewiston Morning Tribune