WLD and WHE are non-profit organizations, and “Argenta Interested Publics.” Katie Fite of WLD and Laura Leigh of WHE have combined decades of experience in public lands grazing, interact with BLM staff on a routine basis, participate in site visits regularly regarding a broad range of public lands issues. However, these organizations have been barred from the public process in spite of federal requirements to include them.

Documents filed in protest to WLD’s Appeal claim the documents are “too long.” “The biased actions have handicapped WLD’s participation and understanding of the environmental damage – and how grazing is taking place, controlled and monitored. This harms our ability to effectively distill information for our members, media, the public, and other groups – and to be able to participate in comment, protest, and Appeal processes on an equal footing,” stated WLD, in reply…..

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