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Hells Canyon

The U.S. Forest Service faces a federal complaint in Oregon for reauthorizing livestock grazing on 44,000 acres of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, home to protected species, including the extremely rare carnation-like plant called Spalding’s catchfly.

PENDLETON, Ore. — The Greater Hells Canyon Council, of Oregon, brought a federal complaint against the U.S. Forest Service for reauthorizing livestock grazing on 44,000 acres of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, home to protected species, including the extremely rare carnation-like plant called Spalding’s catchfly.

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