Bighorn Sheep

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit upheld a ruling in favor of the U.S. Forest Service in an appeal brought by an environmental group that claims the agency used a flawed methodology to determine that domestic sheep grazing didn’t pose a significant threat to bighorn sheep in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The appeals court ruled the agency did not act arbitrarily or capriciously and “deference to its scientific methodology is warranted.”

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