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.
The current system of managing wild horses and burros on public lands “has been crippled to the point of catastrophic failure," said Ethan Lane, NCBA & Public Lands Council to congressional leaders.
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.
Lower federal grazing fees on BLM and USFS lands will take effect on March 1, 2019.
The Hammons are back on the ranch, after a long and lengthy battle with the Bureau of Land Management. But the journey back to reinstating their grazing permits has just begun, says Ethan Lane, Public Lands Council.
Steven Hammond (second from left) and Dwight Hammond (fourth from left) have been pardoned by President Donald Trump.