Conservation Group Sues BLM for Failure to Protect Imperiled Voles

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect Amargosa voles from unmanaged recreational use within their federally protected critical habitat. CBD alleges that recreational overuse has resulted in “catastrophic impacts on the Amargosa vole and its designated critical habitat.” CBD is seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief pursuant to the Endangered Species Act citizen suit provision.