Activist groups have filed suit against the BLM in an effort to prevent Hammond Ranches, Steven Hammond (second from left) and Dwight Hammond (fourth from left), from renewing their grazing permits.
A U.S. District judge issued a 28-day temporary restraining order that will stop Steven and Dwight Hammond from using their federal grazing permit near their ranch in Diamond, Oregon.
A U.S. District Judge has granted a partial preliminary injunction, approving an alternative grazing plan for the Hammond’s cattle that the Bureau of Land Management had proposed in June.
In an ironic twist, the BLM hopes cattle from Dwight and Steven Hammond – ranchers prosecuted for starting range fires – can reduce a fire risk on the high desert of eastern Oregon.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing to overhaul regulations for grazing on 155 million acres of public lands across the western United States.
Nearly half a year after a Presidential Pardon, the Dwight and Steven Hammond families have had their grazing permits reinstated by the federal government.
Oregon ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr., and his son Steven, are among those President Trump is considering for presidential pardons.