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Reigning in Federal Wildlife-Killing Program on Nevada Public Lands

WildEarth Guardians et al. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agriculture
Case No.
Case No. 3:21-cv-00508-LRH-CLB
Date Filed
December 9, 2021
State, Venue
Nevada, Federal District Court for the District of Nevada
Jennifer Schwartz, Marla Fox, Talasi Brooks (Western Watersheds Project)
Conservation groups WildEarth Guardians and Western Watersheds Project filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services in Nevada for plans to kill thousands of native species in the state without proper environmental analysis of the impact of such large-scale slaughter. The lawsuit challenges Wildlife Services’ expansion of aerial gunning, poisoning, trapping, and shooting of foxes, bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, beavers, badgers, rabbits, ravens, and other wildlife on public land across Nevada, including the potential for killing wildlife within over six million acres of Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas.